The Graduate Certificate in College Science Teaching (CCST) provides students with teaching experience under the guidance of a master teacher, as well as coursework in pedagogy and assessment, with a capstone immersive teaching internship at a local institution tailored to the trainee. The certificate program is intended for doctoral students in biological and biomedical sciences who wish to pursue teaching-intensive or teaching-related careers.

Training will include:

  • learn best practices of college science teaching (including formal pedagogical training and applications thereof)
  • development of teaching materials and course modules, including a mentored team-teaching experience
  • a capstone teaching internship to gain independent teaching experience
  • creation of a personalized teaching document to reflect and demonstrate practical teaching skills

Benefits of participating:

  • gain teaching experience and expertise while learning from experienced teaching mentors
  • build your curriculum vitae as an instructor of record with a formally recognized credential
  • be a member of a selective cohort of educators in an active learning community
  • build competitive application materials and be ready to teach in your first position

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