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 2014-2015

The printed version of the CUT Brochure has an incorrect listing of when Units 1 and 2 are offered. The link above and all registrations have been corrected to reflect the content and term of each unit.

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 2015 Schedule
(Subject to change as our planning for the 2013-2014 year continues)

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

January 30: Applying theories of learning and motivation | ESH103 - 10:00 AM - Noon
February 6: Designing and assessing assignments | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
February 20: Developing a Teaching Resources Portfolio | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
March 6: Integrating civic engagement | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
March 20: Observing the strategies of outstanding professors | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
April 3: Becoming an effective lecturer | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
April 17: Practicing learner-centered instruction | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon
May 1: Revising your teaching portfolio | CH400 - 10:00 AM - Noon


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

FALL 2015 Schedule
Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions listed below.
Dates TBD:  Planning a Course, Designing a Syllabus | ESH 103
Dates TBD: Engaging Students in Learning | ESH 103
Dates TBD: Writing across the Curriculum | ESH 103
Dates TBD:  Assessing Student Learning | ESH 103
Dates TBD: Classroom Management | ESH 103
Dates TBD: Writing in Grad School | ESH 103
Dates TBD: Integrating Social Justice into your Classroom | Location TBA
Dates TBD:  Writing Your Philosophy of Teaching | ESH 107


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

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

February 6: Writing Your Letter of Application and Academic CV | JCP64, 1:00-3:00 PM
March 6: Preparing for Campus Interviews JCP64, 1:00-3:00 PM
April 3: Finding and Getting Grants | JCP64, 1:00-3:00 PM
May 1: Negotiating Your SalaryJCP64, 1:00-3:00 PM