Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education


The Teaching in Higher Education certificate is designed for the educator in Higher Education who holds a Master’s degree in their field of expertise and is interested in developing a better understanding of the foundation and theory of education.  Candidates study research-based best practices and will develop the knowledge and skills to create a positive learning environment for student success.  This certificate program offers best practices related to pedagogy and andragogy, teaching strategies and the adult learner, curriculum development, assessments, and evaluations.  A 120 hour field experience is included in this certificate. Courses are available fully online.


Outcomes Assessment

Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge and skills described in the Graduate Certificate and the university-wide graduation competencies. Performance-based assessments are used to evaluate projects, assignments, and research papers. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies as stated on each course syllabus.

Program Design

Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the Graduate Certificate. The certificate includes 15-credits of content-specific courses related to content knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary, applied approach. 

Course Requirements

Content Specific Courses (15 credits)

MED 6102 E-Folio

MHE 7400 Teaching and Learning Theories in Higher Education

MHE 7401 Teaching Strategies and the Adult Learner

MHE 7402 Assessment and Evaluation

MHE 7403 Curriculum Development

MHE 7500 Field Experience

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.