Cognate in College Teaching

The Cognate in College Teaching offers a series of core and elective courses to prepare individuals to teach at institutions of higher education. The Cognate is available to doctoral students and students in selected master’s degree programs at UNH.

Students must apply and be formally admitted to the program. The Cognate appears as a minor on the student’s transcript, and is awarded concurrently with the PhD or Master’s degree.

All courses must be taken at UNH.

Core Courses
GRAD 950Issues in College Teaching (Face to face, Summer)2
GRAD 951Teaching with Writing (Face to face, Summer)2
GRAD 961Cognition, Teaching, and Learning (Online, Summer)2
GRAD 965Classroom Research and Assessment Methods (Online, Summer)2
Electives
Select four credits of the following:4
Ethics in Research and Scholarship (Face to face)
College Students and the Undergraduate Culture (Face to face, AY)
Special Topics in College Teaching (Online, Summer - every other year)
Teaching and Learning in Science (Face to face, AY or Summer - not offered ever year)
Independent Study (TBA, AY or Summer - permission required)
With prior approval from the College Teaching Director, the appropriate course(s) or seminar(s) on teaching in a particular discipline (e.g., history, economics, psychology, etc.)(Face to face, AY)
College Teaching Portfolio (TBA, Summer or AY)
Total Credits12

Students must create a 1 credit electronic teaching portfolio and have it approved by the directors of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.