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The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, in collaboration with the Graduate School, has created the Graduate Teaching Certification Program. The deadline for applying to be part of the inaugural cohort, which will begin in the spring, is Monday, November 25.

The fifteen- to eighteen-month program is open to any graduate student who is eligible to co-teach or act as the instructor of record at the university. Topics to be covered include course design and delivery, classroom management, the influence of instructor’s beliefs on teaching and learning, and how students learn.

The program is divided into three parts: a seminar or course in teaching pedagogy, a readings/problems-based seminar, and a supervised teaching practicum.

Applicants may download the online application and submitted the completed form to Upon the school’s receipt of the application, potential participants will be sent a departmental recommendation form. Both the application and the recommendation form must be completed and received by 5:00 p.m. Monday.

Participants accepted into the program will be notified by December 2.

For additional information, contact Ferlin McGaskey, director of the Graduate Teaching Certification Program, at