In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion
The Community College Teaching & Learning Certificate (CCTLC) is designed for individuals pursuing teaching opportunities at the community college/higher education level. It is geared to supplement students’ practical and technical skills for their fields of expertise with community college organizational knowledge, curriculum design, college teaching, and understanding the characteristics of today’s community college student.
This certificate prepares current full- and part-time future faculty for the complex environment facing community colleges. Part-time faculty members, or adjuncts, have long been part of community college staff. Adjunct faculty members are typically hired because they possess technical skills and practical knowledge that are beneficial to students. Their expertise and workplace experiences will be supplemented through the knowledge gained in this certificate about community colleges as organizations, educational technology, curriculum design, and the characteristics of today's community college students.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students achieving the Community College Teaching and Learning certificate will attain theoretical and practical understanding of concepts in the post-secondary framework of teaching and learning, and will be able to:
- Select relevant instructional technologies (online, blended, and hybrid courses) to enhance the achievement of achieve the learning outcomes within a college classroom environment.
- Identify how to use instructional technologies to respond with innovative solutions to the shifts and challenges occurring in the higher education landscape.
- Analyze historical trends in curriculum development and recurring debates around the purposes of teaching and learning and explore their implications to contemporary higher education issues.
- Implement the basic principles of curriculum design and syllabus construction to design meaningful outcomes-based courses.
- Engage in meaningful outcomes-based assessment of intentionally designed classroom-based experiences.
- Effectively use data from classroom-based assessments for continual improvement decisions concerning course design.
- Synthesize current literature on adult learning theories and identify how adult learning theories can be implemented in daily practice.
- Understand the unique characteristics of adult learners, and students and student culture in higher education.
- Identify preparation and learning differences among “traditional” and non-traditional (adult) students, and propose strategies to facilitate learning success for all students.
- Examine and reflect upon the multiple roles of faculty, identify areas of strength and areas for continued development, and incorporate this knowledge into the development of a personal teaching philosophy and portfolio.
- Articulate, analyze and critique theories in post-secondary teaching and learning.
- Implement teaching and learning theories into a personal teaching philosophy and portfolio.
- Make explicit connections between theory and practice and apply theoretical constructs throughout a personal teaching philosophy and portfolio.