The Graduate Teaching Certification (GTC)is a free, year-long professional development program that provides graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach successfully in a post-secondary classroom. Once accepted into the program, participants must complete a graduate seminar on college teaching, attend all mandatory cohort meetings, attend a minimum of 3 approved campus workshops, complete the teaching and evaluation experience, and complete the culminating experience project (i.e., teaching portfolio). The program is designed to foster intellectual discussion of effective teaching strategies, as well as to provide insight and training on best teaching practices. Benefits of the GTC include honing one’s teaching philosophy and skills, as well as producing a teaching portfolio that can be advantageous when applying for teaching-related positions. The GTC is a collaborative effort between the Graduate College, Office of the Executive Vice Provost and Provost, UNLV Office of Online Education, GPSA, and a number of departments that offer teaching support.
This is a medallion-qualifying program for UNLV graduate & professional students. For additional information, please see the Graduate College Medallion Program website.