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Certificate in College Teaching

This certificate is designed to prepare or enhance professionals for college teaching in various postsecondary institutional contexts.

Courses focus on understanding higher education institutions and the expected roles of faculty in different institutional contexts, developmental and learning theories for various student populations, online technologies, and assessment practices in student learning.

Students who want to pursue this certificate must file an application with the certificate coordinator and develop a plan of studies with the coordinator.

A total of eighteen (18) graduate credit hours are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, including:

Core Courses (9 credit hours)

  • CAHA 501 - Adult Learning: Maturity Through Old Age (3)
  • CAHA 530 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Teaching Adults (3)
  • CAHE 522 - Student Development in Higher Education: Programs, Issues, and Practices (3)

Elective Course Work (9 credit hours)

  • CAHA 502 - Educating Culturally Diverse Adults (3)
  • CAHA 533 - Learning How to Learn: Applied Theory for Adults (3)
  • CAHA 540 - Curriculum and Program Development in Adult Continuing Education (3)
  • CAHA 555 - Seminar in the Community College (3)
  • CAHA 586 - Internship in Adult and Higher Education (3)
  • CAHA 590 - Workshop in Adult and Higher Education (3) (Workshop must be directly related to college teaching and approved by the college teaching certificate coordinator.)
  • CAHE 509 - Culture of the College Student (3)
  • CAHE 770 - The Administration of Higher Education (3)
  • EPFE 723 - History of Higher Education (3)
  • ETT 510 - Instructional Media and Technology (3)
  • ETT 535 - Distance Education: Design and Delivery (3)
  • LTRE 719 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Postsecondary Reading Credits (3)

Interested? Apply now.

Program Contact

Danae Miesbauer
815-753-1306
dmiesbauer@niu.edu

Faculty

LaVerne Gyant

Xiaodan Hu

Katy Jaekel

Jorge Jeria

Carrie Kortegast

Z Nicolazzo