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
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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


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

More options. More opportunities.

Immerse yourself in a unique educational experience that will prepare you to work with adults in settings 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 your work. 

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Enhance your professional skills

Oregon State's Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching is ideal for a variety of students and professionals, especially:

  • Faculty who want to hone their teaching skills or advance in rank or position
  • Current graduate students who may or may not have formal teaching appointments
  • Librarians, academic advisors or student affairs professionals who teach or facilitate adult learning in some capacity

Distinguish yourself as an educator

If you're interested in a teaching career within higher education, want to work with adults in more informal educational settings, or plan to be a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) while pursuing your graduate degree, this program provides advanced coursework that will better prepare you and distinguish you as a well-qualified candidate for teaching and teaching-related positions.


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