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Approximately 75 percent of faculty positions in the United States are at institutions where the importance of teaching and professional service is equal to or greater than the emphasis on research. The Minor in College Teaching, available to all MU graduate degree-seeking students, demonstrates your preparation as an effective teacher to potential employers.

The Minor in College Teaching (MICT) requires 9 credit hours. This includes a 3-hour core course, a teaching practicum, plus 3-6 elective hours. Core course options, practicum guidelines and elective course options are listed on the MICT requirements page.

What the minor can do for you

  • Gain meaningful experience through a mentored teaching practicum
  • Increase your knowledge about learning and pedagogy
  • Engage in careful reflection about your own teaching philosophy and strategies
  • Extend your understanding of current issues in higher education