Requirements and Resources

Resource Title:
Graduate Teacher Certificate Program: Requirements and Resources
Course Type:
graduate teacher certificate orientation graduate teacher certificate learning graduate teacher certificate practice graduate teacher certificate mentorship graduate teacher certificate reflection
Learning about teaching Instructional practice Mentorship on teaching Reflection on instructional practice

The Certificate documents professional development in five areas:

  1. attending at least 8 hours of campus-wide or departmental orientation to college teaching and student learning, including sessions on classroom climate and practice teaching;
  2. exposure to new teaching strategies through seminars and/or courses on teaching and learning;
  3. experience as a Graduate Student Instructor for at least 2 semesters in a classroom setting at the University of Michigan and receipt of a consultation on classroom teaching from an instructional consultant;
  4. mentorship on teaching from a faculty member on projects such as preparing, delivering, and receiving feedback on a guest lecture or developing a syllabus for a new course; and
  5. preparation of a teaching philosophy statement, including receiving feedback from a CRLT instructional consultant or CRLT graduate student instructional consultant. 
Click on links to find instructions, resources and support for each requirement.
Please do NOT submit documentation for a requirement until the activity has been completed.