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In addition to the Reflection on Teaching, a minimum of 10 Effective Teaching Credits, and at least two semesters must be completed to earn this Certificate. To enroll in the Certificate, follow this complete the Statement of Intent.


Requirements comprise at least 5 of the total 10 Effective Teaching Credits.

Praxis Workshops (one credit each)
Choose a minimum of five; additional Praxis workshops attended count toward elective credit.
Topics change each semester, approximately six offered once each semester


Electives are chosen beyond the requirements to fulfill the remaining Effective Teaching Credits.

Teaching Essentials (one credit for every two)
Topics vary each semester

Institutes (up to two credits each)

  • Winter Institute
  • Ignatian Pedagogy Institute
  • May Event
  • Other Reinert Center Institute (with permission)

Observation + Consultation (one credit)
Conducted by Reinert Center Staff either in person or recorded
*Limit two (2) for credit

Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) Session + Consultation (one credit)
Conducted by Reinert Center Staff at the midpoint of the term
*Limit two (2) for credit

Approved Conferences (up to two credits each)

  • UMSL Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

Designated Additions (one credit each)
Special events and programs designated by the Reinert Center as earning credit

Substitutions (up to two credits)
See substitution policy on the Reinert Center website