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Student Certification in Teaching Fundamentals Program

Select the non-credit option and complete the program by attending workshops on teaching topics. Or, you can enroll in FACDEV 2200 Practicum in University Teaching course for three credits, offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters in two formats (traditional and hybrid).

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

There are four major areas covered in both options of the certification:

  • Teaching Fundamentals
  • Mentoring/Advising
  • Classroom Methods
  • Ethical Issues

Student Non-Credit Program

Workshops are held throughout the academic year at Pitt Public Health and year-round at the University’s Center for Instructional Design and Distance Education (CIDDE). Participation in workshops is tracked by the Office of Student Affairs.

Requirements

Students are required to participate in a minimum of five workshops to earn the certificate. Complete one workshop from each of the four areas listed above and an elective workshop from the workshops held at Pitt Public Health or offered by CIDDE.

Student Credit Program

The Practicum in University Teaching course is a three-credit course offered in the fall and spring terms, taught by faculty from CIDDE. The course covers the four areas listed above, but also includes student exercises and a teaching practicum. For more information, search for the course in the Student Services Center in the My Pitt portal.

Certification Progress and Completion

To sign up for either student teaching certification program, complete a brief form and submit it to Robin Leaf, educational programs and practicum coordinator in the Office of Student Affairs.

Pitt Public Health Certificate in Teaching Excellence for Faculty

Designed to be completed in two years, faculty earn the certificate by attending teaching workshops or completing one-on-one consultations with Center for Instructional Design and Distance Education (CIDDE) instructional designers. This is tracked by the Office of Student Affairs. We will send further details once you enroll in the program.

Requirements

Faculty are required to attend five workshops/consultations at minimum.

Workshops

Workshops are held throughout the academic year at Pitt Public Health and year-round at CIDDE. If you have an idea or suggestion, please
e-mail Robin Leaf.

Pitt Public Health Professional Development Workshop Series
CIDDE workshops

 

 

Enrollment Form

Please fill out this form and return it to Robin Leaf to enroll in the Student Certification in Teaching Fundamentals Program.

Professional Development Workshop Series Schedule

Please click here to access the schedule for the Professional Development Workshop Series.

Questions?

Contact Robin Leaf or stop by the Office of Student Affairs, A519 Crabtree Hall.
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