Graduate Certificate: Teaching in Higher Education for the Creative Disciplines
About the Certificate
The graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education for the Creative Disciplines is designed to allow faculty who teach in creative disciplines to apply what they have learned in the coursework to the particular needs of their special contexts and consider how they might teach 21st-century students according to the most recent literature on teaching and learning in the arts. The certificate seeks to prepare students for teaching in the creative disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is offered by the College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with Temple's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 4 years
Campus Location: Online
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate is completed on a part-time basis as part of a cohort. The Fall/Spring cohort takes one course in Fall and two in Spring. The Summer cohort enrolls in one course in Summer I and two courses in Summer II.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
To register for the Fall/Spring cohort or the Summer I/Summer II cohort, complete TUCC's registration form.
For questions, contact the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-2670.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.
International applicants should also be prepared to submit an official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma and/or certificate.
Standardized Test Scores:
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL iBT: 79
- IELTS Academic: 6.5
- PTE Academic: 53
Other Requirement: Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned are expected to be provided.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 91
|EPSY 8985||Teaching in Higher Education||3|
|Term Credit Hours||3|
|ART 8986||Teaching Effectively in the Creative Disciplines2||3|
|EPSY 8960||Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology3||3|
|Term Credit Hours||6|
|Total Credit Hours:||9|
ART 8986 Teaching Effectively in the Creative Disciplines is offered through Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This course is cross-listed with similar courses offered by Boyer College of Music and Dance, Lew Klein College of Media and Communication, and the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.
The course topic is "Innovation, Technology and Teaching in Higher Education."
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
College of Education and Human Development
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Admissions and Registration:
Center for the Advancement of Teaching