Post-Masters Certificate in College Teaching and Learning Sciences

The Department of Psychology in partnership with the Division of Professional Studies (DPS) offers a post-master’s certificate in college teaching. There is growing evidence that active and innovative approaches to learning are necessary to reach, retain, and successfully educate college learners. This certificate program would provide current and future educators and relevant academic administrators with empirically based knowledge, skills, and strategies to address successful learning. This integration of learning science provides a foundation for understanding contemporary college learners and uses science to respond to their changing needs.

The program is designed and delivered by the Department of Psychology with advisement from and consultation with colleagues from across campus and from other institutions. This program is appropriate for post masters’ graduate students, community college faculty, adjunct faculty, university teaching faculty, and individuals transitioning to college teaching. This target audience includes substantive experts in their respective fields and domains of study who have limited preparation as educators in their respective disciplines.

The College Teaching and Learning Science curriculum consists of 5 courses (15 credits) focused on preparing graduates to teach in a community college or four-year college setting. The program is offered fully online. Graduates will complete a practicum and teaching portfolio to demonstrate real-world expertise.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Eileen O’Brien, Program Director
eobrien@umbc.edu

Renee Eisenhuth, Graduate Program Coordinator
Contact for Admissions Related Questions
collegeteaching@umbc.edu
410-455-8169

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