The Spring 2024 Course in College Teaching (CCT) will be held entirely asynchronously in Canvas from February 5 through March 24.
The CCT provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and post-doc instructors from all disciplines to collaboratively explore successful teaching and learning. This highly successful course is designed to allow participants to share ideas and strategies for successful teaching. This free, non-credit course includes discussion and practice based on information drawn from the teaching and learning literature, as well as from the teaching experiences of individual participants. It is offered at least once each academic year.
The CCT is open to Penn State faculty, graduate students, and post-docs with previous teaching experience. See participant eligibility standards below. Those without prior teaching experience should take the Instructional Foundations Series.
The course is not designed to meet the needs of first-time teachers. The CCT draws heavily upon participants’ own teaching experiences to generate discussion and share resources. Participants are expected to be able to connect their previous teaching experience to CCT activities, discussions, and assignments.
Upon successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:
Teaching experience is required for participating in CCT. Teaching experience is defined as developing instructional plans and/or materials and using those plans/materials to reach multiple learners at once.
The following are examples of teaching experience:
This course does not result in an official certification. Participants can earn a completion certificate that most participants list in their CVs, teaching portfolios, or annual reviews as evidence of instructional development. To earn the CCT completion certificate, participants must meet all of the requirements listed on the syllabus provided at the beginning of the course.
PLEASE NOTE: The Course in College Teaching completion certificate is different from the Graduate School Teaching Certificate. Please visit the Graduate School Teaching Certificate webpage before contacting the Graduate School with your questions at email@example.com.
Complete our application at https://tinyurl.com/ApplyCCTSp2024 no later than Sunday, January 21, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified via email on or about January 31, 2024.