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Certificate in College Teaching

Cathy Pearman, Program Coordinator
Hill Hall, Room 313; Phone: 417-836-5210
CathyPearman@MissouriState.edu

MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education. Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching provides a 10 hour graduate-level experience that will prepare students for entry-level- college teaching at a community college or in preparation of teaching assignments in graduate or doctoral programs. Certificate courses provide for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for adult learning such as effective teaching methods, strategies for both the traditional and online classroom, the faculty member's role in curriculum development, strategies that improve student success at the college level, digital technology in the college classroom, and other topical issues in higher education. Students will complete a college teaching practicum as part of this certificate program.

Entrance criteria

To be considered for the program, a prospective student must meet the admission requirements for a Graduate Certificate at Missouri State University.

Required courses (10 hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SFR 676 Topical Issues in Education 3 hrs

EDT 660

OR

EDT 661

Digital-Age Learning Environments

OR

Online Teaching and Pedagogy

3 hrs
SFR 621 Techniques for Teaching Adults 3 hrs
SFR 698 College Teaching Practicum 1 hr

Completion requirement

Students must meet program and certificate completion requirements set forth by Missouri State University's Graduate College.