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.
How Do You Participate?
- Attend the two-day Graduate Student Professional Development Conference in August
- Take a combination of graduate courses for credit and workshops (see below) for each unit
- Take the workshops (see below).
- Choose 2 out of 3 from Units 1, 2, and 3; 1 and 2 meet on alternate Fridays from 10 AM-12 noon
- Units 4 and 5 are both required; Unit 4 is arranged; Unit 5 meets once a month from 1-3 PM
*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.
CUT Unit 1: Teaching for Learning in the University - $50
Teaching for Learning in the University (EdPsy 7647) - course reference no. 14302
January 30: Applying theories of learning and motivation
February 6: Designing and assessing assignments
February 20: Developing a Teaching Resources Portfolio
March 6: Integrating civic engagement
March 20: Observing the strategies of outstanding professors
April 3: Becoming an effective lecturer
April 17: Practicing learner-centered instruction
May 1: Revising your teaching portfolio
CUT Unit 2: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - $50
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 -- 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
- Attend and submit conference log for the Graduate Student Conference
- 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
- 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
February 6: Writing Your Letter of Application and Academic CV |
March 6: Preparing for Campus Interviews |
April 3: Finding and Getting Grants |
May 1: Negotiating Your Salary |