Future Professoriate Program

The Future Professoriate Program was designed for two purposes:

  1. To recognize the efforts of doctoral students who prepared to enter the professoriate.
  2. To supplement on-going training and mentoring efforts.

If you are accepted into the program and complete all requirements, you will receive a Certificate in College Teaching, which will include a notation on your official transcript. You will also develop a teaching portfolio, an approved collection of documents that can be used to help distinguish yourself in an applicant pool.


To apply, you must be:

  • Classified as a doctoral student and employed on a graduate assistantship
  • Able to complete certificate requirements within a two year period
  • Willing to work with a mentor and to participate in group events


  • Complete with a passing grade or a grade higher than "C" either:
    • UNIV 595: Interdisciplinary Teaching Strategies Seminar (1 hours; P/F grading) OR
    • An approved discipline-based teaching strategies course
  • Participate in six approved workshops offered through the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
  • Engage in a two semester mentored teaching experience, either as instructor of record or as a teaching assistant
  • Submit for review and approval a teaching portfolio, which must include a philosophy of teaching, sample syllabuses and assessments by your mentor


To be considered, you must submit a brief application.