Center for Teaching and Learning

Certificate in University Teaching (CUT)

 

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


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. Peggy Cohen to discuss related fees. 


Fall 2014 Schedule
The registrations below are ONLY for Fall units. The Registration for Spring CUT units will open November 1. 
(Subject to change as our planning for the 2013-2014 year continues)

CUT Unit 1: Teaching for Learning in the University

FALL 2014 -- Graduate Course Option:
T
eaching for Learning in the University (EdPsy 7647) - course reference no. 14302

SPRING 2014 -- Workshop Option: 
Attend 7 (out of 8) two-hour workshops
  • Applying theories of learning and motivation 
  • Designing and assessing assignments 
  • Developing a Teaching Resources Portfolio 
  • Integrating civic engagement 
  • Observing the strategies of outstanding professors 
  • Becoming an effective lecturer
  • Practicing learner-centered instruction 
  • Revising your teaching portfolio
Register


CUT Unit 2: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


FALL 2014 Schedule
Participants must attend 7 of the 8 sessions listed below.
Sept. 5, 10-12:  Planning a Course, Designing a Syllabus | ESH 103
Sept. 19, 10-12: Engaging Students in Learning | ESH 103
Oct. 3, 10-3, 10-12: Writing across the Curriculum | ESH 103
Oct. 17, 10-12:  Assessing Student Learning | ESH 103
Oct. 31, 10-12: Classroom Management | ESH 103
Nov, 7, 10-3: Writing in Grad School | ESH 103
Nov. 14, 10-3: Integrating Social Justice into your Classroom | Location TBA
Dec. 5, 10-12:  Writing Your Philosophy of Teaching | ESH 107

Register


CUT Unit 3: Teaching with Technology

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 Friday, February 28, 2014

Fall Component

  1. Attend and submit conference log for the Graduate Student Conference 
    August 20-21, 2014

  2. Attend and submit conference log for the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
    November 13-15, 2014

*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.

Register



CUT Unit 4: Teaching Practicum

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. 

Register



CUT Unit 5: Professional Development

FALL 2014 -- Workshop Option:
Participants must attend 3 of the 4 sessions listed below.

Sept. 5, 1-3: Writing Your Letter of Application and Academic CV | ESH 103
Oct. 3, 1-3: Preparing for Campus Interviews | ESH 103
Nov. 7, 1-3: Finding and Getting Grants | ESH 103
Dec. 5, 1-3: Negotiating Your Salary | ESH 103

Register


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