Certificate Programs

Note: given our focus on supporting instructors in transitioning to online teaching, we are not offering the certificate programs below in the Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 terms. 

Certificate in University Teaching
A cornerstone of EDC programming, our Certificate in University Teaching offers Carleton faculty members, contract instructors and lab coordinators the chance to develop their teaching skills, network with colleagues and explore new approaches to instruction. The program features a microteaching component and gives participants the opportunity to develop a framework to design lectures, develop effective assessment strategies and identify ways to enhance student engagement in their classes.

Preparing to Teach PhD Certificate
This blended program is specifically designed to help PhD candidates prepare for the teaching components of a career in academia. This 10-week program, which consists of weekly 2-3 hour meetings plus a significant online component, allows participants to gain hands-on experience with a range of teaching and assessment methods, to learn how to manage both large and small classes, and to address teaching and learning issues particular to their disciplines. Although informed by theory, the focus will be on teaching practice. Participants will develop new course materials and try out various teaching approaches within a supportive peer cohort.