College and University Teaching Graduate Certificate

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Are you interested in college or university teaching?  With just 12 hours of coursework and a supervised teaching practicum you can be more prepared to teach at the college or university level. We welcome all graduate students to the program.

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Degree Overview

Required Courses – 9 Hrs
  • The Professoriate
  • Seminar in College Teaching
  • Practicum
Elective Courses – 3 hrs

Select from:

  • Teaching the Disadvantaged Adult
  • Special Topics in Adult Education
  • Curriculum Theory & Practice
  • Educational Psychology & Educational Implications
  • The Individual in the Teaching-Learning Process
  • Learning Theory & Educational Practice
  • Social & Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • Preparing Future Faculty Seminar
  • Other Approved Courses
Higher Education Administration Courses
Curriculum Model
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Application Deadlines

  • February 1 (for Fall semester start)
  • October 1 (for Spring semester start)

Current Auburn Graduate Students

  • Complete the online application, choosing the Certificate in College/University Teaching.

Non-Auburn Graduate Students

  • Apply to the Graduate School as a non-degree seeking graduate student.
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Initial Registration Requirement

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.

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Cost & Financial Support


Financial Support

  • Auburn University’s Financial Aid Office also helps students find support.
  • Auburn’s Graduate School provides fellowships and financial aid information.
    • Note: Federal financial aid can not be used to fund a graduate certificate if it is the only program in which you are enrolled.
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