In category: Teaching and Mentoring Programs
Participation in the teaching certificate program is voluntary and must be approved by your faculty sponsor. We recommend discussing your plans in the context of your Individual Development Plan. Also note postdoc policy on teaching.
The teaching certificate is comprised of 4 parts. Approximately 2/3 of your effort should be dedicated to teaching preparation and training. The remaining 1/3 is devoted to teaching and developing your portfolio.
1. Required teaching training – 35 hours minimum
2. Elective Courses and Workshops – 35 hours minimum
3. Teaching Practice – approximately 20 hours including minimum 5 hours in class
4. Teaching portfolio – approximately 10 hours
There is no required order to the components, although we recommend specific skills development before practice (e.g. take a course in curriculum design before designing your curriculum).
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The form requests the following information: Name of Workshop, Institution/Organization, Name of Instructor(s), Date(s), Email contact, URL (if available), 3+ Learning Goals or Key Takeaways, and Reflection. Be sure to email yourself a copy of your responses, as this will be helpful as you create your Teaching Statement.
This workshop is offered 3 times per year and has limited enrollment; please indicate your interest in the Teaching Certificate when applying.
Opportunities not listed on the Teaching Certificate website must be approved; please email
email@example.com with details for OPA review.
The number of courses required depends on the number of in-class hours total between the required teaching workshops and electives, totaling a minimum of 70 training hours.
Teach at least 5 hours in a classroom. The 5 hours is in-class time and does not include preparation time.
This may include a combination of multiple opportunities; see the Teaching Opportunities site (coming soon, in partnership with the SURPAS Teaching Committee) for more examples.
Each Teaching opportunity must include:
Teaching Portfolio: approximately 10 hours
*Teaching Portfolio annotations assist a hiring committee in assessing your portfolio items. Information to provide may include: