Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

Welcome to the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching!  The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is designed to enhance teaching effectiveness of graduate teaching assistants and provide marketable skills for graduate students wishing to seek employment in higher education as instructors. The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is open to current Boise State graduate students or others who have previously earned a graduate degree and who are considering employment in higher education. Through the required coursework, students will demonstrate skill in course design; demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a course including planning learning activities and assessing student learning; and engage in ongoing faculty development through participation in workshops on teaching.


The practicum experience along with the weekly meetings and frequent observations by CTL faculty and my colleagues really transformed my teaching and challenged me to adopt an intentional, responsive, and reflective teaching practice.” – Audrey

An overarching aspect of the program that has been most beneficial has been the support from both the faculty and the cohort. I have appreciated the different perspectives, guidance, and feedback.” – Anna


One of the experiences that I have thoroughly enjoyed in the GCOLL program is the professional development through the CTL and other programs across campus. The content of the workshops are great but what I really love is the interaction with other instructors across campus.” – Carissa