Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty graduate certificate program

If you work with graduate students, please encourage them to apply to participate in the Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty graduate certificate program. The one-semester program meets Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence.

Over the course of the one-semester program, participants will learn about issues related to teaching and learning, including the fundamentals of effective course design and delivery as well as broader issues of incorporating technology, issues of diversity and inclusion, and student cognitive development. Typically, participants engage with four or five guess presenters who share their expertise regarding a specific topic. By the end of the experience, they will have created a series of artifacts that both document preliminary work on a course of their choosing (i.e. a course syllabus, sample assignments and rubrics) as well as demonstrate their cognitive processing of issues related to teaching philosophy, developing their classroom persona, and the like.

The program is completely free! However, enrollment in the program is limited to about 15 students. Those interested in being considered for the program will need to complete the short application linked below:

If you have any questions about the program, or what to expect, please contact Dr. Terry Dean (

  • Sponsoring Unit
    Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence