Components to build teaching excellence include:

  1. Overall Program Structure: The proposed Certificate provides a unique combination of pedagogical training and teaching experience formally recognized through the graduate school.
  2. Scaffolding Program Design: Gradually increasing teaching responsibilities in conjunction with pedagogical training will provide scaffolding for developing teaching knowledge and skills (e.g., coursework/module design and teaching, mentored team teaching, internship capstone)
  3. Experiential Component: An individualized, significant teaching experience provides a capstone to the Certificate training (constituted by sufficient magnitude and mentorship)
  4. Teaching Document(s): Completing a reflective teaching statement or teaching-as-research project will provide the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and experience gained through the Certificate program.