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Graduate certificate in college teaching

This graduate certificate is designed for community college and university faculty, including graduate assistants who have college teaching assignments, and adult educators who already hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and seek to build capabilities for successful college teaching.


This program prepares you to develop and improve your knowledge, skills and capacities for successful college teaching. Learn to advance your teaching vision, philosophy and adaptability in a rapidly changing society at a range of higher education institutions.


Successful completion of this certificate program requires 12 credit hours (four courses) of graduate-level coursework in curriculum studies. Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs.


Teaching, Learning and Leadership, MS - Curriculum and Leadership Studies

Curriculum Studies, PhD



Courses are delivered on campus in Stillwater and Tulsa, with online course options available and many opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration.


Required (three credit hours):

  • CIED 5073: Pedagogical Research* (with practicum) OR
  • CIED 6073: Advanced Pedagogical Research (with practicum)

Elective (nine credit hours - select three of the following):

  • CIED 5043: Issues in Teaching
  • CIED 5093: Curriculum Design*
  • CIED 5183: Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • CIED 5623: Multicultural Diversity Issues in Curriculum
  • CIED 5823: Mindfulness, Curriculum and Teaching
  • CIED 6033: Analysis of Teaching
  • CIED 6040: Special Topics in College Curriculum and Teaching
  • CIED 6133: Theory to Practice in Education
  • EDTC 5503: Facilitating Online Learning*
  • HESA 6713: Effective Teaching in Colleges and Universities
  • HIST 5021: Teaching History at the College Level
  • AGED 5813: College Teaching of Ag and Natural Resources
  • AGED 5823: Advanced Methods of Teaching Agriculture
  • EPSY 5473: Psychology of Adult Learning*
  • EPSY 5983: Instructional Effectiveness in Higher Education

 *Denoted courses can be taken online to complete the program


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Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of admission status within four to six weeks of submission.


To apply for the program, submit the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA required; admission with qualifications may be considered)
  • Academic vita/resume
  • Two letters of professional recommendation
  • Personal goal statement (approx. 250 words)

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