In order to further develop doctoral and other terminal degree students for their teaching responsibilities as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) as well as to prepare them for future academic positions, the Graduate School offers a Certificate in University Teaching in cooperation with academic departments and administrative units that support teaching and learning.

Degree Awarded: CERT

In order to further develop doctoral and other terminal degree students for their teaching responsibilities as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) as well as to prepare them for future academic positions, the Graduate School offers a Certificate in University Teaching in cooperation with academic departments and administrative units that support teaching and learning.

Interested GTAs submit a formal application along with a letter of support from a faculty member who is either in their respective department, is a Teaching Academy member, or is a faculty member teaching one of the core courses. Upon completion, students submit a plan of study to be approved by the Graduate School program director.

Minimum requirements:

  • Four Sections of Teaching at UGA
  • Nine Hours of Coursework
    • teaching strategies
    • student learning and assessment of the learning environment
    • technology to support teaching and learning
    • professional development for the academy

Students will have the opportunity to take related courses in their respective academic departments as well as those offered in other departments.

  • Teaching Project
  • Scholarship of Teaching
  • Teaching Portfolio
    • A teaching philosophy statement
    • Description of courses taught
    • Sample teaching materials
    • Sample of student work
    • Innovative teaching projects and roles
    • List of professional activities related to teaching
    • List of special training or teaching related experiences
    • Evaluation of teaching

School/College: Graduate School

210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602

706-542-1739

Academic Department: Graduate School

210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Coordinator: Judy Milton

706-542-6086

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