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Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence

Designed to be completed in two years, faculty earn the certificate by attending teaching workshops or completing one-on-one consultations with the University Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL) instructional designers. This is tracked by the Office of Student Affairs. We will send further details once you enroll in the program. Faculty are required to attend a minimum of five workshops or consultations. To certify your progress and completion, complete this brief form and submit it to Kimmy Rehak, educational programs and practicum specialist, in the Office of Student Affairs.

Teaching Certification for Students

Degree-seeking students can choose between a non-credit, workshop-based program or a three-credit course. Four major areas are covered in both programs:
  • Teaching Fundamentals
  • Mentoring/Advising
  • Classroom Methods
  • Ethical Issues

All participants are awarded a certificate of completion and a letter from the associate dean for education, copies of which are stored in your academic file.

Credit Program

Enroll in the Practicum in University Teaching course (FACDEV 2200) for three credits, offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms in both traditional and hybrid formats.

Non-Credit Program

Complete the non-credit program by attending five or more workshops on teaching topics offered by Pitt Public Health and by the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL). Complete one workshop from each of the four areas listed above plus an elective workshop of your choice. Participation in workshops is tracked by the Office of Student Affairs.

Workshop Schedules

Approximately four teaching workshops are presented by Pitt Public Health each academic year, while the University Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL) presents workshops year-round.


If you have questions, an idea or suggestion for next year's workshops, please e-mail Robin Leaf, or stop by the Office of Student Affairs.
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