College Teaching Certificate
The College Teaching Certificate (CTC) is a three-semester (9-credit) graduate certificate in pedagogy for NDSU graduate students and individuals with a graduate degree who work on campus. Students study contemporary education research and gain experience in the teaching and learning process through microteaching modules, field experience, peer observations, and a structured practicum.
To be admitted to the program, the applicant must:
- Be a current degree-seeking student in a graduate program or a NDSU employee with a graduate degree.
- Submit a completed College Teaching Certificate Application to the Graduate School.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing (graduate student) or hold a graduate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing (NDSU employee).
- At the baccalaureate level, have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
|The College Teaching Certificate is a three-semester, 9 credit program|
|Foundation Courses (choose one)||3|
|Introduction to College Teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Fall, annually)|
|Classroom Strategies For TA'S|
|Teaching Developmental Science (Spring every odd year, 2017, 2019, 2021)|
|Teaching College Science (Fall, annually)|
|Electives (choose one)||3|
|Special Topics (Emerging Trends in Teaching and Learning Online-Spring, annually)|
|Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning (Fall 2017 (Normal rotation less than once per year))|
|Managing/ and Monitoring Learning (Spring, annually)|
|Instructional Methods for Adult Learners|
|Supervision and Teaching Couple and Family Therapy|
|STEM Curriculum and Instruction (Spring, every even year (2018, 2020, 2022))|
|Designing Technology-infused Learning Environments in Higher Education|
|Required Teaching Practicum||3|
|Specialized Studies for K-12 Teachers (*)|
or EDUC 892
|Graduate Teaching Experience|
*Refers to courses cross-listed to be taken under a prefix in the student's major field. For example, a HDFS major would take HDFS 892 and a COMM major would take COMM 792.
This experience requires a minimum of 15 face-to-face teaching hours, with the remaining credit hours to be dedicated to preparing lesson plans, evaluating student data, and developing assessments. The field experience will be designed in consultation with their department and a faculty teaching mentor.
Students will prepare a 2-page field experience proposal for approval from the CTC director during the semester prior to the experience to ensure the practicum meets CTC requirements.
- This schedule is subject to change.
- Every course has an enrollment cap. Please check with the individual course instructors.
- Once requirements are completed a student must submit the Verification of College Teaching Certificate form.