School of
Graduate Studies

Preparing Future Faculty

The Preparing Future Faculty program is an online graduate certificate program that prepares graduate students and graduates from around the world to become professors at diverse higher education institutions.

What are the benefits?

In today’s competitive academic job market, higher education institutions desire faculty members who not only possess the appropriate academic credentials (e.g. a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field), but who can also demonstrate that they are prepared to be excellent teachers and well-rounded colleagues.

The Preparing Future Faculty Program at UMKC provides the structure for doctoral and master’s students to augment their qualifications and gain a competitive edge with a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Career Preparation.

Online means flexible and accommodating

No matter where you live or attend graduate school, you’ll engage with panelists and participants via online learning technology.

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Dr. Candace Schlein

Director of the Preparing Future Faculty program

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School of Education, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Room 324