Deadline Approaching for OSU Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT)

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) are due April 15th, 2015. See the GCCUT website for more information and application materials. The GCCUT is an 18-credit graduate certificate that provides advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to graduate students from across campus that intend to pursue careers involving teaching in higher education settings, or fields requiring similar facilitation skills.

Students complete the program in 1-2 years, and can either be pursued concurrently with other graduate degrees, or on its own as a standalone option. This is a great way to make the most of your time at OSU by investing in your professional development, preparing for your future career, and improving upon the quality of your instruction.

All students in the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching are required to complete the following 18 credits:

  • Core coursework (6 credits)
    • GRAD 560: Theories of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)
    • GRAD 561: Course Design and Methods for College and University Teaching (3 credits)
  • Specialized coursework and experiences (6 credits), specific selection of which will be determined by students and may include approved discipline-specific teaching-related course(s) and/or approved workshops/symposia offered by OSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) units
  • Supervised teaching internship (3 credits) [Prerequisite/Corequisite GRAD 560 and GRAD 561]
    • GRAD 610: Internship in College and University Teaching (3 credits)
  • Capstone teaching portfolio (3 credits) [Prerequisite GRAD 560 and GRAD 561]
    • GRAD 607: Capstone Seminar in College and University Teaching (3 credits)

Core courses will focus on educational/learning theory and instructional strategies for working with adult learners. The specialized coursework will include student-selected coursework, workshops, and/or other approved experiences appropriate to the student’s field of study. The supervised teaching internship will allow students to engage in and reflect upon supervised teaching experiences to practice and refine instructional skills. The capstone teaching portfolio will provide a culminating professional development experience for students and include the development of a teaching portfolio.

For questions about the program or application process, please contact Dr. Jessica White (


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