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Community College Teaching Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
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Contact Information
UMD Education 150 EduE 412 Library Dr Duluth, MN 55812 218-726-7233
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Length of program in credits: 14
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Community College Teaching PBacc Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Community College Teaching postbaccalaureate certificate provides an opportunity for students from science-related disciplines to learn how to be effective teachers in a college setting.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Required Courses (11 credits)
Take the following courses:
EDSE 5000 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching (2.0 cr)
EDSE 5204 - Designing Learning Environments (3.0 cr)
EDSE 5501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
EDSE 5525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
Electives (3 credits)
Select credits from the following in consultation with the advisor to complete the minimum credit requirement. Other courses can be chosen with advisor approval.
BIOL 5001 - Teaching and Learning in the Life Sciences (1.0 cr)
EDSE 5255 - Teaching Science Grades 5 - 12 (3.0 cr)
EDUC 5411 - Teaching Online (3.0 cr)
 
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EDSE 5000 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Teaching will provide a brief overview of learning theory, student and teacher expectations, development of a syllabus, lesson planning goals, rubrics, assignments, student evaluation/assessment, how to submit grades, online teaching using electronic course platforms, classroom management and other topics pertinent to teaching adult learners. This class will provide support for new graduate teaching assistants and new faculty at community colleges. prereq: grad student or community college faculty
EDSE 5204 - Designing Learning Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comprehensive course that describes the characteristics of effective teachers, introduces teaching strategies using the Universal Backward Design framework, how to design effective learning environments, how to develop goals and action plans, manage data, review student work, plan lessons, and teach with technology. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Grad student or new faculty at a community college; instructor consent
EDSE 5501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of psychology applied to teaching; examination of adolescent growth and development and classroom management. Graduate students will include adult learning theory in terms of growth and development and how to organize and manage post-secondary classroom. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: Grad student or faculty at post-secondary institution or instructor consent
EDSE 5525 - Assessment for Secondary Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Topics include types and appropriate uses of classroom assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, backwards design, rubrics, checklists, and other evaluative tools and techniques. Graduate students will complete an adult based project to develop a model of assessment to measure adult learners in their classes. Field experience is required for course completion. prereq: graduate student, faculty at community college or instructor consent
BIOL 5001 - Teaching and Learning in the Life Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of learning theory and educational practices designed to help develop skills in the classroom. Topics will include: learning styles, classroom management, assessment, active and cooperative learning, and educational technology. prereq: grad student or prior teaching experience; instructor consent
EDSE 5255 - Teaching Science Grades 5 - 12
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course serves to help teacher candidates focus on important elements to teaching of science in secondary and post-secondary education settings. Topics include: historical development of science education, goals and purposes of science education in secondary schools and post-secondary education settings; inquiry, methods and materials' evaluation procedures; current trends; and compare adolescent learning to adult learning of science education. prereq: 5000, 5204, 5501, 5525
EDUC 5411 - Teaching Online
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spr & Summer Even Yr
Designing completely online courses. Instructional design, methods of teaching, creating learning activities, technology tools, social dimensions, assessment of student learning. pre-req: minimum of 60 credits or graduate student or instructor consent