The Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) is a year and a half long (September 2016 – December 2017) teaching development program that supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. It serves both graduate students seeking excellence in teaching and learning in their future roles as faculty, as well as those who will apply the skills outside of traditional faculty roles. The GCP prepares graduate students who seek faculty positions focused on teaching and learning specifically, and more broadly creates a cohort of graduate students positioned for future educational leadership.
The Graduate Certificate Program consists of the following elements:
- Blended Cohort – Meets twice per month on Friday afternoons for two hours per meeting, and includes two hours of online work per month.
- Practicum – The GCP requires that you arrange two one-hour (minimum) practical teaching experiences per term as a guest instructor, in the community, or in industry. You will also observe two one-hour sessions taught by your peers per term.
- Mentoring – You will work with a mentor, under terms to be discussed with your mentor, but which will include some classroom observation and some classroom discussion. Please see the Mentorship Guidelines for more information.
- SoTL – You will engage in a small-scale Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) pilot project based on the work you have done in your practicum. Please see the Practicum Guidelines for more information.
Please note that there will not be an application fee however, successful registrants will have to pay a registration fee. Details on the fee will be posted shortly.
Who can apply?
The Program is open to all graduate students who have completed an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and will remain graduate students until the end of the year 2017.
How do I apply?
We are currently accepting 12-14 successful applicants to the 2016-2017 cohort. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016.
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For any questions you might have about the GCP, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .