College Teaching (GRAD)
Degree Offered: Cognate, Graduate Certificate
This program is offered in Durham.
The College Teaching Program helps to prepare graduate students for academic teaching positions, and to prepare and enhance the effectiveness of college teaching for faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students enrolled at institutions other than UNH. The transfer and relationship between theory and research and instructional practice is emphasized in all courses.
This is a University-wide program coordinated by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School and involving the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning as well as faculty members from many fields and disciplines. Two academic programs are offered: the cognate in college teaching and the certificate in college teaching.
Cognate in College Teaching: The Cognate in College Teaching is open to UNH graduate students in a doctoral program or a terminal master’s degree program.
Certificate in College Teaching: Certificate is open to current faculty members, postdocs, and doctoral students enrolled at institutions other than UNH.
Applicants to the cognate program must have the support and recommendation of their doctoral program coordinator.
Test Scores: None
New England Regional: No
Graduate School (GRAD)
GRAD 800 - Continuing Enrollment
All continuing graduate students who are not enrolled for course credits, thesis credits, Doctoral Research (999) or Master's Continuing Research (GRAD 900), and are not in residence, are required to register for GRAD 800 each semester of the academic year (or each summer for students in MATH M.S.T., and English M.S.T. and College Teaching M.S.T. programs). Students registered for GRAD 800 are considered part-time. Not graded.
GRAD 891 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Preparation
This course is designed to enable students to receive information, guidance, and support in applying for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship program (GRFP). Students will become familiar with the NSF, its mission, and the selection criteria for this fellowship. Through independent work and collaborative exercises, students will strengthen writing skills and develop a strong application.
GRAD 900 - Master's Continuing Research
Master's students who have completed all course requirements, registered for the maximum number of thesis or project credits, and are in residence completing their master's program must register for Master's Continuing Research. Students registered for GRAD 900 are considered full-time. Not graded.
GRAD 901 - Master's Continuing Fieldwork
This registration is for students who needed to take an incomplete for their fieldwork placements during Spring 2020 due to the COVID situation, and are completing their fieldwork during Fall 2020. Students registered for GRAD 901 are considered full-time. Not graded.
GRAD 930 - Ethics in Research and Scholarship
Credits: 2 or 3
Individual, professional, institutional, and social issues related to the ethical conduct of research and scholarship. Uses case studies to demonstrate the application of pertinent regulations, policies, and guidelines. Cr/F.
GRAD 932 - Graduate Outreach Communication
Professional success in - and after - graduate school depends on the ability to communicate about one's research, not only by publishing in professional journals, but also by explaining its implications to a broad audience. This course covers a range of topics related to research communication, including audience, visual and oral presentation skills, and online forms such as websites, blogs, and social media (emphasis will vary depending on student interest). Open to students from all disciplines. Cr/F.
GRAD 935 - Intensive Grant Writing Seminar
The ability to find funding for one's research is an important skill. This course, open to graduate students in all disciplines, provides the expertise necessary to identify appropriate funding opportunities and write effective grant proposals. Students work alone or in small groups to write a grant proposal from start to finish. Guest speakers include successful grant writers from across campus, including faculty members and staff from Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Research Office.
GRAD 941 - Special Topics: Fundamentals of Online Instruction
This course is intended to familiarize UNH instructors with the fundamentals and best practices of teaching Online. The course objectives are centered on core instructional competencies with an emphasis on application, which are reinforced through modeling of best practices by the course facilitators. Participants are encouraged to apply strategies covered in the Fundamentals of Online Instruction as they begin the development of their own Online course. Topics covered include: the difference between Online and face-to-face instruction, quality standards, instructor presence, an Online syllabus template, learning design, active learning, content chunking, course outline and workload balance. Cr/F.
GRAD 950 - Issues in College Teaching
Issues faced within the classroom including evaluation methods, classroom climate and diversity, instructional approaches, teaching and learning resources, and student behavior. Case studies. Prereq: permission. Cr/F.
Equivalent(s): GRAD 940
GRAD 951 - Teaching with Writing
Examination of the issues, principles, and practices of using writing to enhance learning. Appropriate for all fields and disciplines. Participants design and field test assignments. Seminar requires field work and independent research. Cr/F.
GRAD 961 - Cognition, Teaching, and Learning
Cognitive theories and their application to classroom instruction. Examination of historical relation between cognition and education as well as current application of cognitive theory in the learning process. Cognitive skills involved in the learning process. Teaching strategies that enhance the use of cognitive skills and improve learning and teaching effectiveness. Prereq: permission.
GRAD 965 - Classroom Research and Assessment Methods
Examination of methods used in classroom assessment and classroom research. The focus is on the improvement of teaching and learning in a teacher's own classroom. Research project is required. Prereq: permission.
GRAD 970 - Special Topics in College Teaching
Formal courses in college teaching: A) field studies; B) disciplinary studies, C-Z other. Prereq: permission.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.
GRAD #995 - Independent Study
Faculty supervised independent studies in college teaching. Prereq: permission.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
GRAD 996 - Special Topics
New or specialized courses not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated barring duplication of topic.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
GRAD 998 - College Teaching Portfolio
An integrative experience for the cognate in college teaching, culminating in an electronic teaching portfolio submitted to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
See https://www.unh.edu/cetl/ceitl-staff for faculty.