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New Non-Credit Certificate in College Teaching

Teaching and Learning

July 21, 2021

Are you looking to develop teaching skills for higher education? If so, the Certificate in College Teaching may be right for you.

Drexel University’s non-credit Certificate in College Teaching will provide you with the experience and credentials you need to become a more effective college instructor or to prepare you for a career outside academia that involves training or teaching.

This non-credit certificate is designed for participants with a range of teaching experience. It has the flexibility to meet the needs of our diverse participants and to provide a structure within which participants can develop pedagogical skills and best practices and formally document their professional development. The completion of this program recognizes participants’ commitment to effective teaching and culminates in the development of a teaching philosophy and a micro-teaching experience.

Seats are limited, apply early. Participation in the 2021-2022 pilot program is free! 

Download the Certificate Program Flyer

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current graduate student or postdoc at Drexel University
  • Graduation date (end of postdoctoral position) – Spring 2022 or beyond ‚Äč(Unfortunately, students graduating before June 2022 are not eligible to apply)
  • No teaching experience required

Program Requirements

  • Complete five required asynchronous mini-courses.
  • Participate in two additional teaching workshops of your choice and submit a written reflection about your experiences.
  • Meet three times with an assigned teaching mentor to reflect on your experience.
  • Complete a reflective statement about your experience in the program.
  • Submit a Teaching Philosophy.

Time Commitment

Each 1-week mini-course is offered asynchronously. The mini-courses include reading materials, video lectures, and a VoiceThread discussion. The time commitment for each course is approximately 3 hours. Participants need to complete all five mini-courses. See more information in the attached program description.

Application Process

By applying, you agree to participate in the mini-courses and submit relevant assignments. To apply, you will submit an application form by August 9, 2021Please review the application requirements on the program website before you start your application.

To learn more about the program structure, incentives, and timeline, visit the program website.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Natalie Chernets at ns485@drexel.edu with any questions.

Thank you,

Johanna Inman, EdD, MFA

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Deirdre H. McMahon, PhD
Teaching Professor, Department of English and Philosophy
Chair, Online Learning Council Faculty Fellows

Anne Converse Willkomm, MFA
Assistant Dean, Graduate College
Assistant Clinical Professor & Dept. Head,
Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Natalie Chernets, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development