Future Professoriate Program - NIU - The Graduate School

Future Professoriate Program

The Future Professoriate Program was designed for two purposes: to recognize the efforts of doctoral students who prepared to enter the professoriate; and to supplement on-going training and mentoring efforts.

Once accepted into the program, students who complete requirements will receive a Certificate in College Teaching, which will include a notation on their official transcript. Students will also develop a teaching portfolio, an approved collection of documents that can be used to help distinguish them in an applicant pool.

More importantly, the program requires that students complete a number of workshops offered through the program or the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center; it requires successful completion of a teaching strategies seminar, a two-semester mentored teaching experience, and preparation of a teaching portfolio.

For more information, see the request for applications.

Request for Applications (PDF)
Application (PDF)