Certification of College Teaching Institute

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
STEM Building

Attention Doctoral Students, MMs, MFAs, and Postdocs!

The Graduate School invites you to a connected series of interactive sessions that will help you fulfill the workshop portion of the requirements for the MSU Certification of College Teaching. Over the course of three sessions, you will learn about the missions of various university types, discuss how to develop a context-specific teaching philosophy, participate in an interactive session to begin to develop a mentored teaching project, and discuss how to effectively assess student learning outcomes in inclusive learning environments. Through a combination of group sessions and focused breakouts, you will gain skills in core competency areas of the Certification, plan a mentored teaching project, and learn about the components of the final teaching portfolio. You will also learn about resources available to support your professional development in teaching from units at Michigan State, including the Graduate School, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the Academic Advancement Network and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.

The Certification in College Teaching Program is primarily designed for doctoral students, MMs, MFAs, and postdocs preparing to become faculty members in a college or university. The CCTP culminates in the preparation of an e-portfolio that will help participants prepare for academic job interviews and plan for their professional development as early career faculty. Graduate students who successfully complete all requirements will receive a designation of the Certification on their MSU transcript; postdocs receive a letter from Provost Woodruff recognizing their completion of the CCTP. Registration is required and participants must attend both days of the institute.

Registration is now closed.