The graduate Certificate in College Teaching requires a minimum of 12 s.h. of graduate credit. Previous teaching experience does not count toward certificate requirements.
The certificate program is open to all University of Iowa students enrolled in a Ph.D. or other terminal degree program.
Students apply to the certificate program on the Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence (OGTE) website, under Graduate Certificate in College Teaching.
The Certificate in College Teaching requires the following coursework. Courses selected from the categories below can be completed in any order at any time.
Category 1 coursework provides an overview of basic instructional issues and methods in college teaching. The work requires students to engage in discipline-specific thinking as they consider their own teaching situations.
Students choose two courses (minimum of 6 s.h. required) from the following.
|Students must take at least one of these:|
|EPID:7200||Teaching in Epidemiology||3|
|GRAD:7385/CSED:7385/EDTL:7385/EPLS:7385/PSQF:7385||Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||3|
|GRAD:6217/PSQF:6217||Seminar in College Teaching||3|
|PSQF:6205||Design of Instruction||3|
|RHET:5352||Seminar: Topics in Teaching and Professional Development||3|
|Students may take one of these:|
|PSQF:6211||Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Instruction||3|
|PSQF:6215||Online Instruction: Design and Facilitation||3|
|PSQF:6216||Tools and Utilities for Online Teaching||3|
|RHET:7940||Public Speaking for Academics||3|
Category 2 requires students to complete practicum courses under the guidance of two different professors. Prior or current experience as a teaching assistant does not count toward this requirement.
Students enroll in one of the following courses twice, with each enrollment supervised by a different faculty member. Students earn a total of 3 s.h. for the two enrollments. They can enroll in two practicums with two different professors in the same semester or they can complete practicum experiences in separate semesters.
|CSED:7380||Internship in Teaching||1-3|
|EDTL:7380||Practicum in College Teaching||1-3|
|EPLS:7380||Practicum in College Teaching||1-3|
|GRAD:7400||Practicum in College Teaching (faculty member must be outside the College of Education)||1-3|
|PSQF:7380||Practicum in College Teaching||1-3|
For Category 3, students develop a full portfolio that demonstrates their skills and competencies in teaching, research, and service. The portfolio requires sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, samples of assignments and student work, and reflective essays on critical issues in teaching in higher education. The portfolio artifacts are reviewed and evaluated by the course instructor.
Category 3 requires the following course.
|EALL:7475||Ph.D. ePortfolio in College Teaching||3|