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Program Overview

The purpose of the University Teaching Skills Program is to promote the development of faculty and graduate students in their journey toward transformative teaching. The requirements of the certificates in this program provide participants with pedagogical information to enhance their teaching practice, to draft and develop a philosophy of teaching, and to document teaching competencies.

Certificate Options

The Foundations in University Teaching Skills Certificate can be earned by completing a minimum of 10 Effective Teaching Credits and the Reflection on Teaching Development. Because this certificate is the result of an ongoing process of reflection, participants are required to allow a minimum of two semesters to complete it.

The Principles in University Teaching Skills Certificate can be earned by completing a minimum of 15 Effective Teaching Credits, 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.

The Online University Teaching Skills Certificate can be earned by completing a minimum of 8 Effective Teaching Credits, including the Capstone Guided Self-Assessment and Self-Reflection. Because this certificate is the result of an ongoing process of reflection, participants are required to allow a minimum of two semesters to complete it.

Current Program Events

Current events will be listed on our Events page as they become available

Cost

Both certificates are offered at no cost to participants.

Eligible 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 to Completion

Because all Certificates are the result of an ongoing process of reflection, participants take a minimum of two semesters to complete a 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

Complete and submit the Statement of Intent. Participants may enroll and begin attending and completing certificate requirements at any time. 

Video Orientation to the Certificate in University Teaching Skills

**Please note that as our Online Teaching Skills certificate is new, our video orientation has not been updated to include that as an option**