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How do I earn a CIRTL Certificate?

You can earn a CIRTL certificate by participating in one or more of our CIRTL@TAMU programs. You can receive multiple certificates at each level if you participate in multiple programs. For example, you can receive an Associate Certificate for participating in the Academy for Future Faculty and then receive another Associate Certificate for participating in the MOOC Local Learning Community.
 

CIRTL@TAMU Program Timeline

Different programs are offered at different times of years and for different durations.

Certificate Level CIRTL@TAMU Program Fall Spring Summer Who is Eligible?
Associate MOOC & Local Learning Community (8 weeks) An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching TAMUS Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Scholars, & Faculty
Academy of Future Faculty Year Round Progam TAMU-CS Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Scholars & Faculty
Graduate Teaching Consultant Program Year Round Progam (Nominations due during Spring Semester) TAMU-CS Graduate Students
Practitioner Teaching as Research Fellows Year-Round Program (Applications due during Spring Semester) TAMUS Graduate Students & Post-Doctoral Scholars; NOTE: only TAMU-CS Graduate students can receive stipends
Scholar Teaching as Research Fellows Year-Round Program (Applications due during Spring Semester)


CIRTL@TAMU Program Descriptions


Academy for Future Faculty (AFF): one-year long learning community that offers a variety of seminars, workshops and activities supporting professional development in teaching, research, and service. Seminars topics in teaching include learning outcomes and the course development cycle, syllabus design, teaching methodology, active learning strategies, and many others. 

Open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from TAMU-CS.

MOOC & Local Learning Community: an 8-week massive open online course (MOOC) with complimentary local learning community. CIRTL@TAMU facilitates at least one local learning community (LLC) in conjunction with the online course. Each week participants will review the online materials and videos before coming together for face-to-face (in-person or virtual) discussion on that week's topic.
  • Summer and Fall semesters: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
  • Spring semester: Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty from the Texas A&M University System. Open to all disciplines.

Graduate Teaching Consultant (GTC) Program: one-year long program that supports the professional development in teaching of graduate students, and includes opportunities that support enhanced teaching experience, as outlined in the Model of Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching. GTCs are graduate students exhibiting pedagogical skills and knowledge within their disciplines. GTCs, under the supervision of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), serve as instructional coaches and peer mentors to TAs across campus. 

Open to graduate students from TAMU-CS nominated to the program by their department.

Graduate Student Leadership Institute: semesterly opportunity for graduate students to lead/co-lead CIRTL@TAMU programming (e.g. MOOC Local Learning Community) and conduct research studies to improve CIRTL@TAMU programming 

Open to graduate students from TAMU-CS. 

Teaching as Research (TAR) Fellowship Program: one-year long cohort program that gives TAMU graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to conduct an experiment in teaching methods in a real classroom project in collaboration with a faculty mentor in their discipline.
 
Open to graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars from the Texas A&M University System. NOTE: only full-time graduate students from TAMU-CS are eligible to receive the stipend. 

 

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