PRL graduate students who are contemplating a career in teaching have the option of enrolling in this program to hone their teaching skills and practice new techniques. The Certification in Teaching College Science and Mathematics is a voluntary comprehensive program to prepare graduate students in the College of Natural Science (CNS) for careers in post-secondary education while enhancing the quality of their teaching at Michigan State.
The requirements for Certification are designed to provide background and training in the teaching of science and mathematics at the College level. The program will include course work, workshops and seminars to provide basic information on teaching and learning and will be tailored to meet the needs and goals of each participant. In addition, the program will require a mentored teaching experience and the development of a teaching portfolio.
The certificate earned by the participating students and the materials developed in the teaching portfolio will assist graduates seeking employment in an increasingly competitive job market.