Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Program Learning Outcomes for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Upon completing the certificate in Teaching and Learning, students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of and explain best practices in teaching and learning.
  2. Communicate individual pedagogical values and approaches to teaching and learning.
  3. Assess key approaches, methodologies, and trends in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  4. Identify and evaluate pedagogical methods that apply to students’ disciplines and teaching interests.
  5. Demonstrate effectiveness as instructors through formal presentations.
  6. Situate the role of teaching in higher education and the job market.

Requirements for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Students pursuing the certificate in Teaching and Learning must complete:

  • A minimum of 4 courses (11 credit hours) to satisfy certificate requirements.

This certificate is not a freestanding degree program; in addition to fulfilling the certificate requirements outlined below, candidates will be required to complete successfully the degree program to which they have been admitted in order to receive this certificate. Upon completion, the certificate is awarded at the same time as the conferral of the student’s Rice degree, along with a formal notation on their academic transcript.

The courses listed below satisfy the requirements for this certificate. In certain instances, courses not on this official list may be substituted upon approval of the certificate’s academic advisor (or official certifier). Students and their academic advisors should identify and clearly document the courses to be taken.

Summary

Total Credit Hours Required for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning11

Certificate Requirements

UNIV 500PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE COLLEGE TEACHING3
UNIV 501RESEARCH ON TEACHING AND LEARNING3
UNIV 502PRACTICUM IN COLLEGE TEACHING3
UNIV 599TEACHING PORTFOLIO2
Total Credit Hours11

Policies for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning 

Transfer Credit 

For Rice University’s policy regarding transfer credit, see Transfer Credit. Some departments and programs have additional restrictions on transfer credit. The Office of Academic Advising maintains the university’s official list of transfer credit advisors on their website: http://oaa.rice.edu. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic program’s transfer credit advisor when considering transfer credit possibilities. 

Program Restrictions and Exclusions

Students pursuing the certificate in Teaching and Learning should be aware of the following program restriction:

  • Graduate students may declare their intent to pursue a university certificate only after they have first been admitted into a graduate-level Rice degree-granting program. 

For additional information, please see the Teaching and Learning website: http://cte.rice.edu/

Opportunities for the Certificate in Teaching and Learning

For additional information, please see the Teaching and Learning website: http://cte.rice.edu/