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
$560 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.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching – Online

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

More options. More opportunities.

First offered in 2013, the GCCUT program provides a unique educational experience for individuals who want to work with adults in educational contexts such as colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

As a GCCUT student, you'll explore how adults learn, develop and deliver engaging learning experiences, and participate in active reflection related to their work. See what GCCUT alumni have to say about the certificate program. 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 coursework 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. 

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