College Teaching, AC

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Our advanced certificate program in college teaching is for you if you teach or plan to teach within post-secondary education and you would like to enhance your skills and employability. This program prepares you—with your pre-existing content discipline expertise—to use the elements of effective college teaching, assessment, technology integration and 21st century learning tools.

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Why College Teaching at UB?

In our program, you will:

  • Learn to design experiential learning in the classroom
  • Learn to engage students and increase their achievement level
  • Learn to use technologies effectively
  • Learn varied approaches to evaluation

As a graduate of our college teaching program, you will:

  • Acquire competence in developing and applying various assessments that measure student learning and teaching practice, and interpreting the results
  • Demonstrate progress and achievement in developing knowledge and understanding about teaching and learning using technologies through an instructional sequence in an area of college teaching
  • Describe and apply active learning theories pertaining to college students
  • Design, develop and evaluate authentic learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources—in course delivery and in students’ use of digital tools and resources
  • Develop and implement an inquiry into teaching and learning in an area of college teaching
  • Have a competitive advantage in your post-secondary teaching career
  • Receive a printed New York State-approved certificate in college teaching, with that designation on your transcript

Program Overview

Certificate granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 12
Time to completion 2 part-time semesters
Course delivery Online
Careers Educators at colleges and universities
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.