Summary of Services
Campus Advisory Group
Policies and Procedures
Campus and Academic Leaders Forum
Resources for Teaching
Course Design Institute
Part-time Faculty Guide
Ten Steps to Success
Certificate in University Teaching
Teaching Assistant Academy
Blended in 9
Online in 9
DIY with a Guide
Online Course Timeline
Tune In & Zoom In
Student Support Programs
Campus Rules and Regs (PALS)
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Online Mentor Program (OMP)
Focus on Teaching and Technology
Teaching Assistant Academy
Contact the CTL
Student Technology Guide
Faculty Technology Guide
Whether you plan to have career in academia, industry, business, education, public service, or the health professions, UMSL's graduate Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) will be of value to you. This program, jointly sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate School, is open to all UMSL graduate students - both Master's and PhD candidates - and faculty and graduate students from other campuses.CUT Brochure
How Do You Participate?
- Attend the Unit 0: Teaching Assistant Academy in August
- Select two workhsop units from Units 1, 2, and 3
- Complete Units 4 and 5
- Submit your teaching portfolio to the CTL for evaluation to complete Unit P
For the course option, you must enroll as you would any other course (via MyView). Tuition rates apply and you will earn credit hours toward degree completion. You will not need to pay the separate unit fee. The workshops, however, require a separate registration and the fee listed in the Unit title. Use the links below to register.
Faculty and staff colleagues from UMSL and other campuses are welcome to register for one or more CUT units. Please contact Dr. Andy Goodman to discuss related fees.
Unit 0: Attend the Teaching Assistant Academy - Free!
Fall 2018 - Required
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Unit 1: Preparing for University Teaching - $50
If you have chosen Unit 1 as one of your two workshop units (from Units 1, 2, and 3) you will be required to attend the following workshops:
Sorry, Unit 1 is only available in the Spring.
Unit 2: Teaching and Learning in the University - $50
If you have chosen Unit 2 as one of your two workshop units (from Units 1, 2, and 3), you will be required to attend the following workshops:
Unit 3: Teaching with Technology - $50 Option A,
Unit 4: Teaching Practicum - $50
Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 - Required
This practicum is offered in Fall and Spring semesters and is arranged to fit your teaching schedule. Its purpose is to provide feedback on how you apply the teaching strategies learned in CUT, to help you meet the needs of all learners, and to provide the opportunity to reflect on your teaching. This option may be fulfilled by teaching a face-to-face or online course, guest lecturing in a face-to-face course, or teaching a lab section. The practicum should be taken after completion of two units from Units 1, 2, or 3.
One semester prior to beginning Unit 4:
During Unit 4:
Unit 5: Professional Development - $50
Fall 2018 + Spring 2019 - Required
This unit is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.It is designed to prepare you for the job market and career requirements. All of the following components must be satisfied.
2. Attend a colloquium or seminar offered by the CTL and submit a one-page summary describing the
3. Shadow a mentor in your discipline on a campus in the St. Louis area in or in the UM System. Submit a reflective, 2-3 page paper describing these experiences with your portfolio.
Unit P: Final Project: Teaching Portfolio - no fee
After completing all other units - Required
After all coursework or all units are completed, submit a teaching portfolio that includes the various materials developed during CUT which showcase your teaching experience and expertise. The portfolio may be submitted on a flash drive or developed as a website. The portfolio is due August 1 of the year you complete the CUT program; submit to the CTL. Remember to keep a copy for your job search!