1. Coursework (9 cu)

  • Science Course Elective (3 CU)
  • BIOL 810: College Science Teaching (2 CU)
  • EDUC 890: Curriculum Design Seminar (2 CU)
  • EDUC 865: College Teaching Internship (2 CU)

2.  Teaching Internship

3.  Teaching Document (choose one):

  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Teaching in Action Research Project



4. Prerequisite Workshops, Seminars, Courses (Optional – Recommended, 10 hours) – examples listed below

  • TIBBS Summer Teaching Series
  • Center for Faculty Excellence’s Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFFP)
  • CIRTL MOOCs, Learning Communities, Workshops, etc.
  • Relevant workshops or coursework in the School of Education
  • Other non-credit bearing courses and Graduate School Professional Development programs*
  • Attend local, regional, or national teaching or education conferences**

5. Service Obligation (Optional – Recommended, 1 year) – examples listed below

  • Future Science Educator (FuSE) leadership
  • TIBBS Summer Teaching Series Planning Committee (TIBBS Advisory Board)
  • CIRTL MOOC Local Learning Community Leader
  • Organize departmental seminars, colloquia, brown bags on educational topics
  • Serve on teaching conference planning committee **



* For example, PITAP 810 Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program-PITAP: Communicating in the American Classroom

** Examples of education conferences include (but are note limited to): American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators; National Science Teacher’s Association/North Carolina Science Teacher’s Association; Association for Science Teacher Education-International/Regional; Elon University’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference – local and free to attend


Instructions: Upon program completion, approved CCST candidates who have completed all requirements should submit the CCST Completion of Requirements Form along with supporting documentation to Rebekah Layton, PhD, Program Coordinator, at