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Degrees Offered

College Teaching, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The purpose of the online graduate certificate in College Teaching is to enhance the teaching skills and career preparation of graduate students interested in obtaining academic positions in 2- and 4-year settings. This certificate will:

  1. Increase knowledge about teaching pedagogy to increase learning of college-level students;
  2. Increase knowledge about higher education institutions and students; and
  3. Encourage reflection into teaching philosophy and pedagogy to improve teaching effectiveness.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Bradley Curs

Phone: (573) 882-2759
Address: ELPA, 202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $53.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
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College Teaching, Minor

On Campus

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