of Adult, Career and Higher Education
Purpose of this Certificate
12-semester credit hour Certificate in College Teaching is designed
to help prospective college instructors acquire the skills and knowledge
important for successful college teaching. Completion of this certificate can also assist
current faculty improve their teaching skills.
Target Audience: Anyone
who has completed a Master’s degree in a content area
and wishes to teach in a community college or a four-year institution
may enroll in this certificate program. A student currently completing a Master's degree in a content area is also eligible to enroll. In addition, anyone who has
a Bachelor’s degree AND is already teaching at a community
college or four-year institution may also enroll.
Individuals interested in teaching in higher education should know that to be eligible to teach at a community college they must first earn a Master's degree in an academic discipline AND have completed a minimum of 18 graduate course hours in each discipline that they hope to teach. This graduate Certificate in College Teaching is not a substitute for the above noted educational requirements.
Articulation with Doctoral
Programs in Higher Education: University rules allow
students to transfer up to 12 semester credit hours of appropriate
coursework to the PhD or EdD programs in higher education if
the hours are taken before admission to a doctoral program.
If a student has an earned Master’s degree and is interested
in applying for admission to a doctoral program in higher education,
he or she is strongly encouraged to contact one of the Higher Education faculty prior to course registration for information
on admission and program requirements.
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Required Courses (3):
EDH 6081 The Community College in American Higher Education
EDH 6051 Higher Education in America
EDH 6938 Seminar in College Teaching
EDH 7225 Curriculum Development in Higher Education
Elective Courses (1) Choose one of the following elective courses:
ADE 6385 The Adult Learner
ADE 6360 Methods of Teaching Adult Education
EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education (Social Foundations Department)
EME 6936 ACET: Enhacing Instruction
EME 6936 ACET: Distance Learning
EME 6936 ACET: Internet in Education
Total Credits for Certificate: 12
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This graduate certificate program is offered on the Tampa campus.
Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to download an application. In addition to the applications forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- A resume
- A 250-word letter of interest stating your objectives for pursuing this course of study
The designated full-time faculty member in the Higher Education program of the Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education, must approve all applications for enrollment in the certificate.
Tuition and Fees:
Fee parallel that of standard graduate-level courses. Please visit http://usfweb2.usf.edu/uco/cashaccounting/tuition.asp
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (813-974-4700) for exceptions and names of private lenders.
Course work must be completed in three (3) years.
For additional information
relating to the Certificate in College Teaching please
Lisa Adkins at email@example.com
For Certificate Program application information please contact:
Graduate Certificates, firstname.lastname@example.org, SVC 1072, (813) 974-2442.
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