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College Teaching Certificate

The College Teaching Certificate provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary manner that facilitates the development of teacher-scholars.

Program Structure

The Certificate in College Teaching will consist of a variety of course work and experiences guided by a student's mentor. Students will select a mentor and develop a plan of study that addresses three major components: discipline specific teaching experience/study, interdisciplinary pedagogy, and instructional/learning theory. It is not an Ohio teaching licensure program.

New Miami students may pursue the certificate either on campus or online.

Certificate Program Requirements


Admission to our graduate certificate in College Teaching is offered to both current Miami University graduate students interested in adding the credential to their degree programs, as well as graduate students enrolled at other universities who wish to concurrently pursue our certificate and their home institution's degree. 

Please review the application process carefully as it differs by student status.

Current Miami graduate student should submit our certificate application form These applicants will identify and provide a faculty mentor's name as well as list and describe the applicant's teaching experience. Guidelines are provided to assist with completing the Graduate Certificate Form. Miami students may apply for admission in the fall and spring semesters.

New Miami students will submit our graduate certificate application and be sure to select "Graduate Certificate" on page 1 of the application. Required supplemental materials include a personal statement and identifiying a faculty or director-level support person on the application. The application fee is $20.

The personal statement should include (1) your motivation for applying to this program, (2) how this program aligns with your short and long term career goals, and (3) your current and/or previous teaching experiences in higher education (if applicable).

Your support person should be available to provide council in your certificate pursuit.

For More Information

Contact the Graduate School to learn more about the program and its courses.