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Summer Intensive Graduate Teaching Programs

The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist Vanderbilt graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on learning and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. The certificate is ideal for graduate students whose goals are to become more effective educators and who want to prepare for future careers in higher education teaching.

The CFT is happy to announce that we are beginning a Summer Intensive Program for the Certificate in College Teaching. The Summer Intensive program is comprised of a condensed sequential seminar and practicum, and open to all Vanderbilt graduate students and postdocs.  This may be especially attractive for those graduate students and postdocs who cannot attend the weekly Fall and Spring sessions of the regular CiCT program.

Please note: one important component of the CiCT experience is an observable teaching opportunity.  This will continue to be a part of the Summer Intensive, but may have to be completed afterwards, such as the following Fall semester, depending on your available teaching opportunities.

Seminar

Dates: Thursday, May 18th; Friday May 19th; Monday May 22nd, 9am – 4pm
Location: Center for Teaching

Practicum

Dates: Thursday, May 25th, 9:00-4:00 & Friday, May 26th, 9:00-12:30
Location: Center for Teaching

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The Certificate in Humanities Teaching & Learning program is a special section of the CFT’s Certificate in College Teaching (CiCT) reserved for humanities graduate students and post-docs.

Like the CiCT, the Certificate in Humanities Teaching & Learning (CHTL) program is comprised of a condensed sequential seminar and practicum.  Participants will explore and develop teaching skills that promote learning within a diverse student body across a variety of settings—with an emphasis on the particularities of teaching

  • historically underrepresented populations, including first-generation college students and students of color.
  • a specific humanities discipline as part of a liberal arts curriculum on small private and/or historically black campuses.

In each session, facilitators and participants will explore educational theory and practice while also modeling a variety of learning strategies frequently practiced in these specific contexts (e.g., seminars, collaborative learning, text-based discussions, student-led presentations and discussions, case study, role-playing, mini-lectures and interactive lectures). All topics are considered through the lens of teaching as a scholarly practice.

The Seminar will be three full days in May, followed by a day and a half Practicum workshop. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of both the Seminar and Practicum portions of the program. You must commit to all sessions to participate.

Seminar

Dates: Monday – Wednesday May 15th – 17th, 9am – 4pm
Location: Center for Teaching

Practicum

Dates: Tuesday, May 23rd, 9am – 4pm & Wednesday, May 24th, 9am– 12:30pm
Location: Center for Teaching

Register Here