The purpose of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills Program is to promote the development of faculty and graduate students in their journey toward transformative teaching. The certificate's requirements provide participants with pedagogical information to enhance their teaching practice, to draft and develop a philosophy of teaching, and to document teaching competencies.
The Certificate in University Teaching Skills can be earned by participating in eight Effective Teaching Seminars, and completing three online seminars, which are all offered on a regular basis by the Reinert Center, as well as completing other requirements that culminate in a professional teaching portfolio. Because this certificate is extensive, and is the result of an ongoing process of reflection, participants are required to allow a minimum of two semesters to complete it. See Program Requirements for detailed requirements.
The Foundations Certificate can be earned by attending ten Effective Teaching Seminars, which are offered on a regular basis by the Reinert Center. Because the certificate is the result of an ongoing process of learning and reflection, participants are required to allow a minimum of two semesters to complete it.
Both certificates are offered at no cost to participants.
The certificate program is available to full- and part-time Saint Louis University faculty, graduate students, and teaching staff. Participants remain eligible to complete the program as long as they are employed at SLU or enrolled as a student.
Time for Completion
Because both Certificates are the result of an ongoing process of reflection, participants take a minimum of two semesters to complete either certificate (many participants take up to two years). Certificates are awarded twice a year, at the fall and spring semester Certificate Ceremonies.
How to Enroll
Participants may enroll and begin attending and completing certificate requirements at any time.