Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
The Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning is a professional development program designed to assist current educators and practitioners from a variety of professional settings and disciplines, who seek to enhance their understanding of teaching and learning issues for adult learners.
The intent of the Graduate Certificate is to assist professionals in responding to the increasingly complex and diversifying social and cultural contexts for adult learners. The course offerings facilitate an overall understanding of learning in adulthood and what implications this knowledge holds for helping adults learn in postsecondary institutions, organizations, and in the broader society.
Outcomes for individuals who complete the Certificate include:
Become more reflective and effective teachers in postsecondary education
Understanding the historical, social, economic, and cultural contexts as well as the values and beliefs that inform different approaches to adult learning and development
Knowledge of teaching and learning in various settings and what strategies are most appropriate in which contexts
Skill in designing and implementing adult learning opportunities within various philosophical and organizational contexts
Articulate the values, beliefs, experiences, and ideas that shape one's philosophical/theoretical approach to teaching and learning
Skill in the systematic planning, design, and development of educational and training programs for postsecondary education contexts
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning students receive a department issued certificate and the completion of the certificate is noted on their Michigan State University official academic transcript.