Graduate Certificate Program in Community College Teaching
The certificate focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver course-related content through technology-enhanced learning environments for faculty who teach in post secondary settings, particularly in community colleges, or plan on college teaching in the near future. The courses developed for the graduate certificate are designed to enhance faculty abilities in both online and classroom environments.
Goals and Objectives:
The key goal for the online Graduate Certificate Program in Community College Teaching is to provide high quality content and instruction for the systematic development of instructional expertise for those teaching or desiring to teach in a post secondary setting.
Key instructional goals for the certificate program include:
Program of Study:
The Graduate Certificate Program in Community College Teaching consists of 15 semester hours of coursework. The courses displayed below are in the preferred sequence (underlined courses have been linked to their description and content):
Courses (15 credit hours):
* Other Electives are offered based on consultation with faculty advisors
Can more than one course be taken a semester?
Yes. On a space-available basis, a student may take more than one course per semester (up to two courses). However, only one class per term is reserved for online certificate students. Students may find that an additional course is offered in another format such as face-to-face or in a weekend format. Therefore, while the course may be offered, it will not necessarily be taught in the online. In addition, students must be sure to take the exact course code that is listed in the Graduate Certificate Program curriculum. To be sure, students may inquire with our offices. While taking more than one course per term may accelerate the receipt of the certificate, it may also leave students with gaps in their program of study. No course substitutions will be permitted.