Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Higher Education Teaching Academy in Partnership with the Center for Faculty Excellence


The Teaching Academy at Cleveland State University is committed to promoting excellence in higher education teaching and learning by supporting current and future faculty, adjunct faculty, adult learning professionals and practitioner instructors. The Teaching Academy will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools you need to design and teach an effective and challenging higher education course, whether credit or non-credit.

First cohort meets October 4-November 15, 2021
Registration opens May 15th

Teaching Academy Certificate Curriculum

The program consists of four core modules (blended format), and two elective modules. Each core module lasts one week and consists of 10-contact hours of instruction that includes a faculty led, 90-minute group discussion of the material following each module. To receive a CSU certificate in higher education teaching, participants must complete work for all core modules, attend the four discussion sessions, and complete two elective modules. Electives are self-directed and consist of 10-contact hours of material. The program is designed to complete in six-weeks.

Teaching Academy Certificate Cost: $949

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​​​​​​​Early Bird price is $849 for registrations by July 31, 2021
Six (6) professional development CEU's

Teaching Academy Faculty

Marius Boboc, Ed.D., Vice-Provost for Academic Planning, Cleveland State UniversityProfile
Joanne Goodell, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faculty Excellence, College of Education and Human ServicesProfile
Wendy M. Green, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning (CASAL)Profile
Catherine Hansman, Ed.D., Director, Master of Education in Health Professions Education, Dept. of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning (CASAL)Profile
Rachel Wlodarsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Graduate Programs in Adult Learning and Development (ALD), Dept. of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning (CASAL)
Selma Koc,Ph.D., Professor, Educational Technology Program Coordinator, Curriculum and Foundations (C&F)Profile

Teaching Academy Core Modules

IAdult Learning and Development TheoryDr. Catherine Hansman
IIFoundations, Planning and PedagogyDr. Joanne Goodell
IIISelecting Instruction StrategiesDr. Wendy Green
IVDesigning Assessment StrategiesDr. Marius Boboc

Teaching Academy Electives

Conflict Resolution in Education
Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom
Online Teaching
Planning a Career in Higher Education

Who Should Attend?

  • Early career faculty and researchers
  • Faculty who want to refresh their classroom practices
  • Current graduate students who may want to teach in higher education
  • Learning design professionals
  • New Ph.D. recipients who want a career in higher education
  • Career transitioning adults looking for a new pathway
  • Professionals with subject matter expertise interested in adjunct teaching
  • Professionals teaching in non-credit adult education

Extension Option

For learners wanting to take all  the elective courses, sign-up for the extension option that provides access to the four core modules and all elective modules. Cost of the extension option is $1,149.

You may also choose to register for any of the individual modules without obligation to complete the teaching certificate. A certificate of attendance is provided for individual module courses taken as stand-alone workshops. Cost to take an individual module is $199.

Available Discounts

Graduate students currently enrolled at any university receive a 50% discount on the full price. Note: The Teaching Academy is non-credit and does not qualify for financial aid. Student seats are limited. 

For currently enrolled CSU graduate students, a scholarship to attend the Teaching Academy may be available. Current CSU graduate students considering a career in higher education, may take the professional development module, Planning a Career in Higher Education, free of charge.

Cleveland State University alumni always receive a 10% discount. Cleveland State University Staff and Faculty can use the Development Benefit.

Submit requests for more information to csuteachingacademy@csuohio.edu

Admission Requirements

Individual's must submit a copy of their CV/resume during the registration process. Prerequisites: Applicants must have a Bacherlor's degree. Ideal candidates have a Master's degree or ten years work experience illustrating subject expertise; or, are recent Ph.D. recipients, or an enrolled graduate student (at CSU or another university).  

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence". --Abigail Adams

Contact information:
Nancy M. Pratt, Executive Director
Division of Continuing and Extended Education
The Teaching Academy
Cleveland State University