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CPET Teaching Certificates

In cooperation with CTLO, CPET is expanding and improving upon the long-running certificate of interest program. The program now offers two tiers of certification: a Certificate of Interest and a Certificate of Practice in University Teaching. The Certificate of Interest program aims to inspire participants to develop as educators through the submission of reflective journal entries addressing the content and application of teaching workshops and seminars. The Certificate of Practice program helps participants develop as teachers by providing them with the knowledge and support necessary to improve their educational practice in various teaching environments. Please note that you do not have to complete the Certificate of Interest program before participation in the Certificate of Practice.

If you are interested in participating in either certificate program, please contact us at cpet@caltech.edu.

 

Certificate of Interest

Certificate of Practice 

How do I start?

Contact cpet@caltech.edu 

What are the program goals?

Introduce participants to teaching pedagogy and best practices, and inspire participants to develop their skills as educators with regular support and feedback from CPET and CTLO staff

Provide knowledge of teaching pedagogy and best practices to participants and help them apply their knowledge to their own teaching experiences with regular support and feedback from CPET and CTLO staff

What is the commitment for this program?

Low commitment, 16-18 hours spread over 1-2 years

High commitment, spread over 2-4 years

What are the major requirements?

1) Attend six teaching-related seminars or workshops

2) Complete a reflective journals on each

3) Summarize your overall experience at the end.

1) Participate in an educational course

2&3) Teach for two quarters (or equivalent) and implement pedagogy, best practices, and feedback into your teaching

4) Create a teaching portfolio

What are the program outcomes?

Six reflective journal entries and a reflective summary of your participation in the program

A teaching portfolio containing a teaching statement, examples of your teaching work, reflective entries, and student feedback

How does Caltech acknowledge your participation?

A Letter of Completion signed by the Vice-Provost, Recognition at graduation, Dinner with other Awardees at the end of the Academic Year

Notation of Completion on transcript, A Letter of Completion signed by the Vice-Provost, Recognition at graduation, Dinner with other Awardees at the end of the Academic Year