Graduate students may now enroll for CUT - the graduate Certificate in University Teaching - which offers the option of a formal course or workshops, conferences for professional development, feedback on teaching, and a variety of seminars. Download our booklet describing the program and contacts. Watch this page for details of specific events related to the program.

CUT Brochure

How Do You Participate?

*Note: For any graduate seminars, you must enroll for these courses as you would any other course (via MyView). Tuition rates apply and you will earn credit hours toward degree completion. The workshops, however, require a separate registration and fee. 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. 

Spring Dates are coming soon. You may use the links below to register for Spring CUT Units.

CUT Unit 1: Teaching for Learning in the University - $50

FALL 2015 -- Graduate Course Option:
Teaching for Learning in the University (EdPsy 7647) - course reference no. 14302

SPRING 2015 -- Workshop Option: 
Attend 7 (out of 8) two-hour workshops

TBD: Applying theories of learning and motivation
TBD:  Designing and assessing assignments
TBD:  Developing a Teaching Resources Portfolio
TBD:  Integrating civic engagement 
TBD:  Observing the strategies of outstanding professors 
TBD:  Becoming an effective lecturer
TBD:  Practicing learner-centered instruction
TBD:  Revising your teaching portfolio


CUT Unit 2: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - $50

Fall 2015 Schedule
Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions listed below.
Planning a Course, Designing a Syllabus | ESH 103 | Aug. 28, 10 a.m. - Noon
Classroom Management | ESH 103 | Sept. 4, 10 a.m. - Noon
Engaging Students in Learning | ESH 103 | Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - Noon
Grading and Assessment | ESH 103 | Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - Noon
Writing Across the Curriculum | ESH 103 | Oct. 16, 10 a.m. - Noon
Writing in Grad School | ESH 103 | Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - Noon
Integrating Social Justice into your Classroom | ESH103 | Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - Noon
Developing Your Philosophy of Teaching | ESH 103 | Dec. 11, 10 a.m. - Noon


CUT Unit 3: Teaching with Technology - $50

Unit 3 requires two components for completion, a Spring component (course or workshop) AND a Fall component (attending conferences). After registering (link below), complete the Spring component (course or workshop) and then attend and complete logs for the Graduate Student Conference and the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference.

Spring Component

SPRING -- Graduate Course Option:
Selection And Utilization Of Educational Multimedia(EdTech 5340) - offered Spring semester on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:10 PM (reference no. 12603)

SPRING -- Workshop Option: Building Readiness to Teach Online
This series of online modules is designed to be completed in 8 weeks beginning February 27.

  1. Feb. 27-March 5
  2. March 6-12
  3. March 13-19
  4. March 20-27: Spring Break—no session
  5. March 30-April 2
  6. April 3-9
  7. April 10-16
  8. April 17-23
  9. April 24-30

Fall Component

  1. Attend and submit conference log for the Graduate Student Conference 
    Fall 2015

  2. Attend and submit conference log for the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
    November 12-13, 2015

*NOTE: You may complete the Fall Component before the Spring Component, but you will still need to register for Unit 3 using the registration below.


CUT Unit 4: Teaching Practicum - $100

The practicum may be taken after at least one semester of CUT. This experience may include: teaching a three-hour, one semester university or community college course online or on campus, running a laboratory, or tutoring. Check the CUT brochure for requirements specific to teaching on campus or online:

  • Attend orientation meeting with the Practicum Supervisor
    Time/Location: TBA
  • Submit weekly reflection logs to the Practicum Supervisor.
  • Schedule observations or provide access to your course and arrange follow-up discussions with the Practicum Supervisor. 


CUT Unit 5: Professional Development - $50

Fall 2015-- Workshop Option:
Participants must attend 3 of the 4 sessions listed below.

Developing Your Academic CV and Letter of Application | ESH103 | Sept. 4, 1:00-3:00 PM
Preparing for Campus Interviews ESH103 | Oct. 2, 1:00-3:00 PM
Finding and Getting Grants | ESH103 | Nov. 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
Negotiating Your Salary ESH103 | Dec. 11, 1:00-3:00 PM