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Admissions

Current UMKC students apply for admission through the UMKC School of Graduate Studies. Other applicants apply for admission through the UMKC Office of Admissions. Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Career Preparation can be current doctoral or master’s students or graduates who reside in states where UMKC is authorized to deliver online education to residents.

“As a doctoral student, you often do not learn the art of teaching, its pleasures and its challenges. The PFF program, through intensive coursework, will familiarize you with the necessary teaching skills. The program greatly assisted me in getting several job interviews and landing a tenure-track position in the competitive academic job market. Today, it helps me as a teacher and director of a lab – I keep going back to my PFF course materials and apply what I learned on a regular basis.

Nazgol Bagheri, Ph.D. ’13
Assistant Professor of Geography
Director, Critical GIS Research Lab
University of Texas at San Antonio

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Apply

There are two different procedures for applying to the program, one for current UMKC students, and one for non-current UMKC students.

Application instructions for current UMKC students (Deadline July 31, 2017 for Fall 2017 Cohort):
CURRENT UMKC STUDENT

Applications instructions for UMKC alumni and students or graduates from other institutions who reside in states where UMKC is authorized to deliver online education to their residents (Deadline July 31, 2017 for Fall 2017 Cohort):
NON-UMKC STUDENT

Contact us to learn more about the Preparing Future Faculty program today!

“The program prepares its scholars to understand the full scope of the faculty role, from the fundamentals of teaching to the newest and most innovative strategies. The interdisciplinary collaboration in this program greatly adds to the richness of the experience.”

Ericka Sanner-Stiehr, Ph.D., R.N. ’15
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
University of Missouri-St. Louis


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