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Certificate in the Foundations of College Instruction - Courses
The certificate is structured to lead students through a three-phase learning sequence. The recommended sequence is:
- Foundations of College Teaching, GC 593, is designed to raise student awareness to the roles, responsibilities, practices and possibilities of college teaching.
- Seminar in College Teaching, GC 592, is a best practices seminar where experienced instructors in various fields present their philosophy of teaching and their applications to the college classroom.
The final course is:
- Practicum in College Teaching, GC 594, prepares students to construct, implement and evaluate courses, and allows them to practice these skills.
Together, these courses work progressively to expose students to the role college teachers play, the requirements they must meet, and opportunities they may have. The sequence helps students develop skills and competencies in a sequenced manner building on previous experience. The recommended pathway to certificate completion is outlined above, however, students may take the courses out of sequence as befits their preferences and studying schedule, although it is recommended that GC 594 (practicum) be taken after GC 593.
To see which courses are offered in the current and upcoming term see Schedule of Classes, Graduate College at my.uic.edu.