University and College Teaching, Post-Master's Graduate Certificate

University and College Teaching, Post-Master's Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Enhance your teaching expertise with the UNC Charlotte Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in University and College Teaching. This 12-credit-hour program is meticulously crafted to prepare graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, current faculty, and other education professionals for the diverse challenges and responsibilities encountered in faculty roles across various higher education institutions.

Why Choose UNC Charlotte's Graduate Certificate Program?

  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Acquire concrete teaching skills that make a difference in the classroom.
  • Instructional Design Mastery: Learn to apply effective instructional design principles, adult learning theories, curriculum models, and diverse delivery formats to create compelling and engaging learning experiences.
  • Online Learning Expertise: Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in online education, including student preparation, community building, and the administration of online courses.
  • Flexibility for Professionals: Designed with working professionals in mind, our 100% online program offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to advance your education without pausing your career.

What Sets Our Program Apart?

Deep Understanding of Student Needs

  • Student Development Theories: Delve into the complexities of student development and learn how these theories apply to real-world educational settings.
  • Enhancing Student Engagement and Success: Explore the critical relationship between the college environment and student outcomes. Learn strategies to foster higher levels of engagement and success among students.

Designed for a Range of Educational Professionals

  • Diverse Participant Group Whether you are a graduate student, a postdoctoral scholar, a current faculty member, or an aspiring educator, this program is tailored to equip you with the skills needed for success in various educational environments.

100% Online and Flexible

  • Convenience and Accessibility: Our program is delivered entirely online, offering you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, from anywhere, without compromising your professional or personal commitments.

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Enroll now and take the first step towards elevating your teaching expertise and making a lasting impact in the world of higher education. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist today to learn more! Complete the For More Information box on this page or contact us using the links below.

Elena Artsiukhevich

Elena Artsiukhevich
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Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 15 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A Master’s degree from an US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor or pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • All previous work beyond high school documenting an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • A statement of purpose.

This program is currently offered 100% online. Some courses can be taken face-to-face, but will not be eligible for the distance education rate of tuition.  In addition to earning the certificate, these courses may also be counted as electives towards your doctoral degree (discuss this option with your doctoral advisor prior to enrolling).

  • ADMN 8171: The American College Student (3)
  • ADMN 8695: Advanced Seminar in Teaching and Learning (3)
  • ELDT 8150: Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems (3) (This course was previously prefixed EIST 8150)
  • GRAD 8201: Teaching at the University Level (3) or EDCI 8681: Seminar in College Teaching (3)

*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».