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- Register for Fall Seminars on College Instruction!Grad 6001 students and other graduate students interested in developing their competence in college instruction are invited to register for our fall 2017 college teaching seminars. All seminars are on Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm in Oak 111 on the Storrs Campus. Click on the links below to register and read the seminar description. 9/22: Active Learning […]
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The Graduate Certificate in College Instruction (GCCI) is a 9-credit program for individuals interested in deepening their theoretical and practical understanding of college teaching. This certificate program is intended to provide graduate students with a significant credential on their transcripts in the area of instructional understanding and competence.
Applicants should fill out the UConn application for graduate admission available here. Applicants must fulfill the general admission requirements of the graduate school. See requirements here. The application fee will be waived for currently enrolled UConn graduate students. All others will need to pay the application fee. Call the Graduate School at 860-486-3615 when you are ready to submit your application and they will waive the fee. The application deadline is November 15th for January admission and April 1st for August admission. Applications will not be reviewed until the deadline. Application should include:
- A personal statement addressing your interest in the Certificate in College Instruction and how your current or future goals will be served through completion of the Certificate.
- One letter of recommendation that addresses why you are a good candidate for the Certificate in College Instruction. Your letter writer should send the letter electronically per the application instructions.
- Transcripts (current UConn students do not need to requests transcripts)
- If accepted, you will receive an email from the Graduate School. You must accept the offer by filling out the enrollment form link located in the body of the email.
Completing the Certificate
- GRAD 6001: Introduction to College Instruction (2 credits)
- GRAD 6000: Seminars in College Instruction (1 credit)
- GRAD 6004 Practicum in College Instruction (1 credit) ONLY if you do not have a teaching assistant appointment or prior teaching experience.
- Six additional credits from eligible electives. See the GCCI courses page for more information.