Instructor teaching class

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.

“I am very grateful to the Preparing Future Faculty program at UMKC for providing me with a wonderful foundation to enter my academic career. The seminars were very educational, the cohort formed with my fellow PFFs was highly supportive, and I am proud to say that I graduated as a PFF Fellow.”

Nancy L. Donaldson, Ph.D. ’04
Professor and Chair
Department of Physics
Rockhurst University




Gainful Employment Disclosure for College Teaching and Career Preparation

PFF student accepting certificate