Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Career Preparation can be local current graduate students, local students holding an undergraduate degree, or those who reside in states where UMKC is authorized to deliver online education to residents.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis from January 31 until July 31 to start in the Fall semester.
Please apply online via the UMKC application, choosing the College Teaching and Career Preparation program within the “Academic Information” tab.
Contact Dr. Candace Schlein, Director of the Preparing Future Faculty program, (email@example.com) to learn more about the Preparing Future Faculty program.
“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
“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
College of Nursing
University of Missouri-St. Louis