Why earn a graduate certificate to teach college?

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Teaching effective college instruction in terms of both principles and techniques. This online program is for faculty (full-time and adjuncts) and graduate students who are, or intend to become professors, college instructors, academic advisors, internship supervisors, program trainers, curriculum coordinators, and learning designers.

Through UND's online graduate certificate program, you will:

  • Gain knowledge about various pedagogical approaches.
  • Experience and demonstrate effective teaching skills.
  • Connect institutional and department missions as well as disciplinary norms.
  • Foster ethical behaviors and professional standards.
  • Understand the complexities of the academic profession.
  • Identify emerging trends in college teaching excellence.
  • Participate in professional forums as a means to enhance the knowledge and practice of effective college teaching during the period of the program and beyond.

UND's Online College Teaching Certificate

  • Core courses provide an understanding of higher education.

  • Learn about governance, institutional organization and culture, the roles of faculty, students and administrators.

  • Participate in professional forums as a means to enhance knowledge and practice of effective teaching.

College Faculty Career Outlook


Median annual wage for postsecondary education administrators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth for postsecondary education administrators through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

People choose to become professors for a variety of reasons:

  • A passion for a particular field of study
  • A love of teaching and of the opportunity to shape minds
  • A deep commitment to core academic values

Individuals completing UND's College Teaching graduate certificate will be eligible for employment as faculty members at colleges and universities within their respective disciplinary areas.

Online Graduate College Teaching Courses