Teaching Certificate Program, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Certificate Program

The CITL Teaching Certificate Program is designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of teachers—faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students—at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Five certificates are offered.

Certificate in Foundations of Teaching

Who? Graduate students who have limited teaching experience at Illinois.
Why? Provides an opportunity to explore teaching and prepare for academic responsibilities.
What? Requires workshop participation, observations, reading, and a teaching philosophy statement.
  

Graduate Teacher Certificate

Who? Teaching assistants who teach at least 2 semesters at Illinois.
Why? Provides an opportunity to develop teaching skills and reflective practice.
What? Requires pre-semester training, observation, use of student feedback, and workshop participation.

Teacher Scholar Certificate

Who? Teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who teach at least 3 semesters at Illinois.
Why? Provides a structured process for exploring pedagogy from a discipline-based perspective.
What? Requires Graduate Teacher Certificate or equivalent, assessment of original work, exploration of pedagogy, discipline-based service, and a teaching philosophy statement.

Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching  

Who?  Teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs) who have opportunities to teach using educational technologies.
Why? Provides an opportunity to explore educational technologies and to practice and assess technology-enhanced teaching.
What? Requires teaching with a course management system, assessment of original work, exploration of pedagogy, observation, and workshop participation.


Citizen Scholar Certificate

Who? Teachers (faculty, APs, and TAs)who have opportunities to teach a service-learning course.
Why? Provides an opportunity to explore and participate in the scholarship of engagement.
What? Requires teaching that incorporates service-learning, assessment of original work, exploration of pedagogy, engaged service or outreach research, and participation in a community of practice.


Are you a graduate student interested in a faculty career? Explore our timelines that link teaching development, including the certificate program, with strategies for developing awareness and knowledge of academic careers and positioning yourself for a successful academic job search.
  Teaching and Faculty Career Development Timeline for Doctoral Students
  Teaching and Career Development Timeline for Masters Students


Which Certificate is Best for You? A printable overview

Supporting Materials
Help for completing the certificate program

Recent Certificate Recipients


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