Whether you’re a graduate student, an adjunct, or a part-time faculty member, Ball State’s interdisciplinary certificate program in College and University Teaching can meet your professional development needs. This is the ideal program if you’re searching for skills to prepare you for undergraduate and graduate teaching.

In this certificate, you will explore the relationship between teaching, research, and service responsibilities as found in American colleges and universities.

This graduate certificate was designed to instill improved teaching practices within undergraduate and graduate education and help to socialize you into the professoriate.

This program is offered completely online or as a hybrid with a combination of online and face-to-face courses.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Thalia Mulvihill, Professor of Social Foundations of Education Higher Education
Department of Educational Leadership

Course Requirements

To earn the online only version of a 15-credit graduate certificate in college and university teaching, you will need to take the following courses:

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDHI 609 Preparing for the Professoriate: Teaching in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 610 Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 611 Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDHI 699 Teaching Practicum in Higher Education (3 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

One elective course will be selected in consultation with your Certificate Program advisor.

For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the course catalog.

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Additional Information

You will need to earn an overall GPA of 3.0 in the program to earn this certificate. Plus, no course with a grade below 2.0 can be counted toward the certificate.

Your official Ball State transcript will contain a listing of the courses taken in this program and a special designation that the certificate program has been successfully completed. You will also receive a printed certificate acknowledging your completion of the program.

As you are working on your certificate and decide to pursue a full degree program at Ball State, you can apply these courses to a master's or doctoral degree upon receiving approval by your department.

Federal Employees Pay In-State Tuition

Ball State has joined the Federal Academic Alliance and is offering reduced tuition rates for all eligible, non-Indiana resident Federal Government Employees (civil servants), spouses, dependents, and retirees who enroll in online graduate-level programs and courses through Ball State’s Teachers College. Learn more.

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Review deadlines, admission requirements, and application materials, then start your application.

Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, if you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure, some states may have additional regulations. Review our state authorization website if you live outside of Indiana and contact us if you have questions.

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