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Participating Institutions
- Davidson College
- Durham Technical
Community College

- Elon University
- Guilford College
- Meredith College
- The NC Museum of Life & Science
- UNC-Greensboro

- Alyssa Perz-Edwards
Steering Committee Members:

- The Graduate School
- Duke Biology


NOTICE:  As of fall 2012, we are no longer offering this certificate.  Instead, students are encouraged to look into the university-wide Certificate in College Teaching

Program Overview

The Certificate in Teaching College Biology aims to enhance the overall professional development of graduate students in the biological and biomedical sciences by preparing them for teaching in academic venues that range from the Community College to the Research I University.

Graduate students in the program complete work in up to four different areas: courses and workshops on pedagogy, faculty mentorship, practical teaching experience, and evaluation of teaching. These areas are selected in order to enhance the participants' skill as teachers and their understanding of issues in teaching and learning.

Participants who receive the Certificate in Teaching College Biology will have demonstrated their commitment to and competency in teaching, and will leave the program with tangible products (e.g., a teaching portfolio).  These products are expected to assist hiring institutions in identifying those individuals who are strongly devoted to achieving excellence in teaching as well as in research.

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