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Certificate in the Foundations of College Instruction - Admission Requirements

Certificate in the Foundations of College Instruction Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Graduate UIC application (for applicants not currently UIC graduate students) or Request to Change/Add a Graduate Program Form (current UIC graduate students)
  • Previous or concurrent teaching experience at the college level preferred, but not required
  • Supplemental application that requires the following information (the applicant is encouraged to consult with the program director prior to submitting the supplemental application only if not currently teaching at the college level):
    • Past and present teaching experience
    • Whether the applicant will have an active teaching assistantship or related activity when enrolled in GC 594, Practicum in College Teaching. If the applicant will not have a teaching assistantship during this course, they should submit documentation to the program director explaining what experiences the student will use to complete the practicum portion of the course.

International students who are new to UIC only:

  • iBT (internet-based TOEFL): 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21,
    Or
  • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all subscores,
    Or
  • PTE Academic 54, with subscores of Listening 47, Writing 56, Reading 51, and Speaking 53,
    Or
  • TOEFL PBT: 550

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