PRL graduate students who are contemplating a career in teaching have
the option of enrolling in this program to hone their teaching skills
and practice new techniques. The Certification in Teaching College
Science and Mathematics is a voluntary comprehensive program to prepare
graduate students in the College of Natural Science (CNS) for careers in
post-secondary education while enhancing the quality of their teaching
at Michigan State.
The requirements are designed to provide background and training in the teaching of science and mathematics at the College level. The program will include course work, workshops and seminars to provide basic information on teaching and learning and will be tailored to meet the needs and goals of each participant. In addition, the program will require a mentored teaching experience and the development of a teaching portfolio.
The certificate earned by the participating students and the materials developed in the teaching portfolio will assist graduates seeking employment in an increasingly competitive job market. (From the TA Certificate website)