College Teaching, AC

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 project in 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
Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus
716-645-2110
gseinfo@buffalo.edu

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.