General Information

Program/Degree
College Teaching (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) is to provide students with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills useful in their current and future careers as college/adult-learning teaching professionals. The intended learning outcomes of the CCT are to:

  1. Identify and interpret the characteristics of effective learner-centered college teaching.
  2. Make instructional decisions grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  3. Demonstrate excellence in learner-centered college teaching.
  4. Demonstrate capacity to contribute to a professional learning community.
  5. Construct a teaching portfolio that documents excellence in learner-centered college teaching and critical self-reflection.

The Certificate in College Teaching Program is a 10-credit curriculum. It encompasses the 3-credit course IA 697a Learner-Centered Teaching, one or more elective courses of a total of 3 credits, and the 4-credit course IA 694a Instructional Practicum. The program can be completed in a minimum of 2 semesters (IA 697a is a prerequisite for IA 694a), and in up to 4 years. Most students complete the program in 2 to 3 semesters.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

 
College
 
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Erin F C Dokter
520-621-2440
Graduate Program Coordinator
Erin F C Dokter
520-621-2440
Director of Graduate Studies
Ingrid Novodvorsky
520-626-4187
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

The CCT is open to anyone with a completed baccalaureate or higher degree. Applicants must satisfy Graduate College admission requirements, including a minimum GPA of 3.0 in previous coursework. No entrance exams are required for admission to the CCT.  Applicants will be asked to upload unofficial, electronic copies of transcripts.  Current graduate students or alumni of the University of Arizona do not need to provide official transcripts. 

All other individuals, please send TWO (2) official transcripts from ALL Higher Education institutions attended to the departmental address below.  The department will forward official transcripts with our recommendation for admission to the Graduate College for further review.
 
University of Arizona
Office of Instruction and Assessment
P.O. Box 210070
Tucson, AZ 85721-0070
 
Standardized Tests

Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

While there is no financial aid available through the OIA to complete the program,  many graduate students use the benefits from their departmental teaching assistantships to cover tuition for the CCT courses.  CCT courses carry the same tuition and fees as other graduate-level courses.

Please note that due to federal regulations, those not enrolled in a degree-program at the University of Arizona and are wishing to complete the CCT are classified as non-degree, certificate-seeking and not eligible for federal loans, teaching assistantships, scholarships, or other forms of financial aid. 

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: June 30th
  • Spring: October 30th

International Applicants:

  • Fall: June 30th
  • Spring: October 30th
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

CCT Required Courses (7 credits required)
IA 697a Learner-Centered Teaching (3) Must be completed before completing an elective course.
IA 694a Instructional Practicum (4) Must be completed after completing an elective.

CCT Elective Courses (a minimum of 3 credits is required from elective courses)
AED 596d/MSE 596d - Teaching Science and Mathematics through Inquiry (2)
AED 697c/IA 697c Workshop on Teaching at the College Level (3)
AIS 697a College Teaching Methods (3)
ARB 596m Special Topics in Arabic Linguistics (3)
ASTR 555 Teaching College-Level Astronomy and Planetary Science (3)
DNC 595a Teaching Methods for Dance (3)
ENG 596h Modern Literature (3)
ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments (3)
GEOG 695c Preparing Future Faculty: College Teaching (3)
HIST 597a Teaching Methods and Practice (3)
IA 680 Classroom Assessment (3)
IA 697b Using Technology in Teaching (3)
IA 697g Universal Design: Accessible Learning Environments (3)
IA 699 Independent Study (1-3)
LAT 580 Issues in Latin Methodology (3)
MCB 520 Research on College Science Teaching and Learning (3)
MIS 696a Readings in MIS (3)
MUS 622 Theory Pedagogy (3)
PHSC 611 Theory and Practice in Pharmacy Education (3)
POL 602 Teaching Political Science (2)
PS 697b Physiological Sci Teaching Workshop (1)
PSIO 591 Preceptorship (1)
PSIO 697a Workshop: Physiology Tutorial (3)
PSYC 586b Ethical Issues in Psychology (3)
PSYC 596T The Teaching of Psychology (3)
SLAT 579/GER 579/EAS 579/LAT 579/SPAN 579/FREN 579/RSSS 597 Issues in Post-Secondary
     Language Teaching & Learning (3)
SOC 596b Graduate Teaching Seminar (3)
SLHS 649/BIOC 649/PSIO 649 Survival Skills and Ethics (3)

 

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for the Graduate College as posted on their website: http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements (awarded a bachelors or equivalent,minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, 550 TOEFL score for international students).

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://cct.oia.arizona.edu/  
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Last revised 07 Jul 2016