College Teaching (Graduate Certificate)

The Certificate in College Teaching offers, through a series of core and elective courses, a set of skills and understandings specific to effective teaching in a learner-centered environment. Courses focus on: theories and research in the area of cognitive science that are relevant to understanding and promoting student learning in educational contexts; how to design courses to enhance that learning; how to interact effectively with students; and how to assess teaching and learning. This program is designed to help faculty and post-docs learn and sharpen these skills, and to broaden their knowledge-base in the scholarship of college teaching.

All courses in the program are grounded in the latest research and scholarship in the field of college teaching. The curriculum offers a rich blend of teaching and learning theory, a comprehensive overview of the current best teaching practices in higher education, and practical strategies for applying what is learned.

This program requires the satisfactory completion of 12 academic credits. The certificate is available to faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students enrolled at institutions other than UNH. Requirements include 8 credits in core courses and 4 credits in elective courses.

Core Courses
GRAD 950Issues in College Teaching2
GRAD 951Teaching with Writing2
GRAD 961Cognition, Teaching, and Learning2
GRAD 965Classroom Research and Assessment Methods2
Select a minimum of four credits of the following:4
Special Topics in College Teaching
Total Credits12