Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$528 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
3 per year

Careers: Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching – Online

Start fall, winter, or spring term.
Apply at least four weeks prior to your intended start date.

More options. More opportunities.

Oregon State PhD student - Jeremy Hoffman

Jeremy Hoffman is completing his Ph.D. in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Read more »

Jeremy Hoffman isn't sure where his career is going. But one thing is sure. He has many options. He knows university teaching credentials will benefit him in whatever career path he chooses. Read more »

Enhance your professional skill set

This graduate certificate program is ideal for a variety of students and professionals, especially:

  • Faculty who want to hone their teaching skills or who want to advance in rank or position
  • Current or future graduate teaching assistants (GTAs)
  • Librarians, academic advisors or student affairs professionals who teach in some capacity – whether it is in a classroom or via trainings, orientations or workshops

Distinguish yourself as an educator

If you are interested in a teaching career within higher education or plan to be a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) while pursuing your graduate degree, this program provides advanced course work that will better prepare you for the academic environment and distinguish you as a valued candidate for teaching positions.

Higher education faculty and GTAs are content/technical experts within their respective disciplines; however, they may not always have the training they need or desire when it comes to classroom instruction. This program provides that depth-of-knowledge in how to teach and evaluate student work based on best practices in education. 

Recent research (Thoron et al., 2012) has provided evidence that increased teaching experience can ease the transition to faculty positions in higher education. Thus, the GCCUT program not only provides the underlying theory and methods for adult learning, but also broadly prepares its students to enter the field of teaching in higher education.


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