College Teaching


The 12-credit hour Certificate in College Teaching is designed to assist prospective and current college and university faculty to acquire skills and knowledge important for effective teaching in higher education. Participants will gain understanding of the nature of the institutions in which they teach; acquire effective teaching methods and strategies; learn about the faculty role in curriculum development; and study other topics valuable for success as a faculty member.

Course Location/Delivery

* This graduate certificate program is offered on the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must hold an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an earned bachelor's degree and have substantial teaching experience at the college level.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


The program consists of a total of 12 credit hours. There are 9 hours of required core courses:


Three (3) credit hours of elective coursework are required. Students may choose a course from the following list, or choose another instructional related graduate course approved by the Graduate Certificate director.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


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