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North Dakota State University

Program Description:

Enrollment in the College Teaching Certificate (CTC) provides a structured program in pedagogy for graduate students across campus who plan to teach in a college or university. Students study contemporary education research focused on higher education issues, as well as gain experience in the teaching and learning process through microteaching modules, field experience, peer observations, and a structured practicum.

The program consists of 9 SH.

Students enrolled in the CTC program must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree. Prior to enrollment in the CTC program, students are advised to consult with the chair of their home department and then with the CTC program director to assure that completion of the Field Experience (795) requirement will be possible.

Admissions Requirements:

To be admitted to the program, the applicant must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing.
  2. At the baccalaureate level, have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applications should be submitted directly to the graduate school. Applications should specify the Graduate Certificate Program in College Teaching.

CTC Program Requirements:

All students enroll in two core courses:

  • COMM 702: Introduction to College Teaching (3 SH)
    This course is designed to introduce students to pedagogical philosophy and practice in higher education. Ideally, students begin their certificate program with this course.
  • EDUC/XXXX1 795: Field Experience (3 SH; every semester)
    This field experience with weekly seminar is an opportunity for students to teach a course at the college level with structured guidance by a team of seasoned professionals. Arranged in pre-consultation with the chair of the student’s home department/program and the CTC director.

In addition, students select at least 3 SH among these didactic courses (schedules subject to change):

  • BIOL/EDUC 705: Teaching College Science (3 SH; every Spring)
  • EDUC 752:  Curriculum Design & Delivery (3 SH; Fall ’11, Spring ‘13)
  • EDUC 753:  Managing & Monitoring Learning (3 SH;  Fall ’12, Spring '14)
  • MN 745: Preparing Future Researchers (1 SH; every Spring)
  • Others (with prior approval of the CTC program director)

1Refers to courses that have been cross-listed to be taken under a prefix in the student’s major field.

For further information, contact:

Dr. William O. Martin, Director
College Teaching Certificate Program
School of Education
Tel: 701.231.7104

A printable pdf version of this program announcement is available here.

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Published by: Center for Science & Mathematics Education

Last Updated: Thursday, October 01, 2015 4:28:35 PM