Certification in College Teaching at Michigan State University consists of four components: (1) course work, (2) foundations for professional development, (3) mentored teaching experience, and (4) teaching philosophy. In summer of 2016, I attended the College Teaching Institute led by Dr. Melissa McDaniels, which counted towards partial completion of my Certification in College Teaching–the foundations for professional development component.
Each of these competencies aids the development of five key competencies that are essential to teaching in higher education contexts. The four major components of the certification and the five competencies are as follows. Follow the hyperlinks to read more on each component and competencies and the work that went into completing their requirements.
PART 1: COURSE WORK
Core Competency 1: Developing Disciplinary Learning
PART 2: FOUNDATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Core Competency 2: Understanding the University Context
Core Competency 3: Creating Effective Learning Environments
Core Competency 4: Incorporating Technology in Classrooms
PART 3: MENTORED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Core Competency 5: Assessing Student Learning