Catalog Year: 2021-2022
The certificate in College Teaching is designed for graduate students who are planning a career in undergraduate education. The program offers courses that enhance pedagogical skills and explore pedagogical assessment or scholarship with the use of technology in instruction.
This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 18
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
Students pursuing this graduate certificate must choose either a concentration in English pedagogy or a concentration in higher education pedagogy.
|ENGH 610||Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature||3|
|ENGH 615||Proseminar in Composition Instruction||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Topics in Pedagogy|
|Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program 1|
|Visiting Writers 2|
|Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)|
Offered only to full-time teachers through school district contracts.
Topic must be NVWP Summer Institute; open to full-time teachers on an invitation basis.
|Select content-area coursework that supports their goals in developing pedagogical expertise. 1||6|
Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.
|Choose 9 credits from the following courses:||9|
|Higher Education in the Digital Age|
|The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning|
|Assessment and Program Evaluation in Higher Education|
|Choose 6 credits from the following courses:||6|
|The Community College|
|Cultural Pluralism in Higher Education|
|Research Methods in Higher Education|
|Introduction to Helping Skills|
|The Contemporary College Student|
|Student Development Theory|
|Students in Postsecondary Education|
|History of Higher Education|
Other HE courses, when relevant, with approval of director or advisor