The Department of Sociology has designed a system by which those who are interested in pursuing a teaching career might become accredited. This system combines instructional techniques with hands-on training.
To achieve the NIU Sociology Accreditation in Teaching, you need to build a Teaching Portfolio that includes the following:
A teaching certificate from the NIU Faculty Development, which requires that you:
Attend five additional TA classes over the course of one year.
Supplements: The TA leader in FACDEV also runs a small group each year for current TA's in which they talk about building a teaching portfolio - writing a teaching philosophy, peer-reviews, student reviews, and anything else that one might want to include in their portfolio as they are applying for teaching jobs.
Develop your own syllabus for a SOCI 170 course, including reading and assignments.
Compose your teaching philosophy and how you would integrate that into SOCI 170.
Guest lecture two times in SOCI 170 courses, with faculty evaluations of these lectures.