Graduate Certificate in College Teaching & Learning


NOTE: Please apply via the Graduate School's online admissions portal, found here. NOTE: A completed supplemental PDF application, found here, is also required and should be emailed directly to Dr. Morris Grubbs @ 

The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning provides a coherent, integrated approach to helping graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, current faculty, and others develop and document the skills needed as part of conscientious preparation for the full range of faculty responsibilities at a range of institutions of higher education.

This 12-credit-hour Certificate, including a required 3-credit-hour supervised practicum experience, provides a rich integration of theory and practice and provides participants with tangible documentation of their expertise in college teaching and learning. The Certificate is flexible so as to be accessible to participants from a wide range of disciplines. It uses departmental courses related to college teaching and learning as well as centralized courses.

The Certificate builds on the highly successful Preparing Future Faculty program, a collaborative effort between UK and Kentucky institutions including Asbury College, Berea College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Kentucky State University, Lindsey Wilson College, Midway College, and Transylvania University.

The Certificate will produce graduates who are highly competitive in the job market in higher education, are quick starters as faculty members, and who can provide leadership in higher education.

Participants who are also pursuing graduate degrees are urged to apply for admission to the Certificate early in their course of graduate studies.

GCCTL Curriculum

GCCTL Benefits


Certificate Completion

For links to all required forms, click here.

For more information, contact the Certificate Coordinator, Dr. Morris Grubbs, at or (859) 257-9725.