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:
The Certificate in College Teaching Program is a 10-credit curriculum. Coursework includes:
The program can be completed in a minimum of 2 semesters (IA 697a and IA 697b are prerequisites for IA 697p), and in up to 4 years.
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
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, English proficiency documentation for international students). There is no GRE required.
Current graduate students or alumni of the University of Arizona do not need to provide official transcripts.
International students may have to demonstrate English proficiency through a standardized test. Please review the different test options, minimum score requirements, and possible exemptions on the Graduate College Admission Requirements for International Applicants website.
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.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
CCT Required Courses (7 credits required)
IA 697a: Learner-Centered Teaching (2 units, minimum grade required: B) Must be completed before IA 697p College Teaching Practice.
IA 697b: Using Technology in Teaching (2 units, minimum grade required: B) Must be completed before IA 697p College Teaching Practice.
IA 697p: College Teaching Practice (3 units, minimum grade required: B)
Minimum GPA in core coursework: 3.0
CCT Elective Coursework: A minimum of 3 credits is required selected from the following elective courses or other courses by permission of the program.
AED/MSE 596d Teaching Science & Math through Inquiry (2 units)
AED 697c/IA 697c Workshop on Teaching at the College Level (3 units)
AIS 697a College Teaching Methods (3 units)
ARB 596m Special Topics in Arabic Linguistics (3 units)
ASTR 555 Teaching College-Level Astronomy and Planetary Science (3 units)
DNC 595a Teaching Methods for Dance (3 units)
EDP 514 Psychology of Instruction (3 units)
ENGL 510 Teaching of Composition (3 units)
ENGL 591 Preceptorship (1-6 units)
ENGL 596h Modern Literature (3 units)
ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments (3 units)
FSHD 696 Learner Centered Teaching for Online Delivery (1 unit)
GEOG 695c Preparing Future Faculty: College Teaching (1 units)
HIST 597a Teaching Methods and Practice (3 units)
IA 595a Becoming a Learning Researcher (1 unit)
IA 597b Learning Researcher Service (2 units)
IA 597m Mindful Teaching and Learning: A Course in Theory and Applied Practice (3 units)
IA 680 Classroom Assessment (3 units)
IA 697g Universal Design: Accessible Learning Environments (3 units)
IA 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)
LAT 580 Issues in Latin Methodology (3 units)
LIS 583 eLearning for Librarians (3)
LRC/ENGL 680 Reader-Response Theories (3 units)
MCB 520 Research on College Science Teaching and Learning (3 units)
MIS 696a Readings in MIS (3 units)
MUS 622 Theory Pedagogy (3 units)
MUS 672 Teaching Music in Higher Education (3)
NRSC 694 Practicum: Teaching Course-Based Research Experiences (3)
PHSC 611 Theory and Practice in Pharmacy Education (3 units)
POL 602 Teaching Political Science (2 units)
PS 697b Physiological Sci Teaching Workshop (1 units)
PSIO 591 Preceptorship (1 units)
PSIO 697a Workshop: Physiology Tutorial (3 units)
PSYC 586b Ethical Issues in Psychology (3 units)
PSYC 596T The Teaching of Psychology (3 units)
SERP 693/793 Doctoral Internship in Teaching (3 units)
SERP 695E Colloquium on Preparation for the Professoriate (3 units)
SLAT 579/GER 579/EAS 579/LAT 579/SPAN 579/FREN 579/RSSS 597 Issues in Post-Secondary
Language Teaching & Learning (3 units)
SOC 596b Graduate Teaching Seminar (3 units)
SLHS 649/BIOC 649/PSIO 649 Survival Skills and Ethics (3 units)
TLS 644 International Indigenous Well-Being Through Education (3 units)
TTE 519 Learning in Science & Mathematics (3 units)
TTE 580 Groupswork for Diverse Classrooms (3 units)
There are no additional requirements to be met.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.