Division of Continuing and Extended Education

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

Teaching Academy

The Higher Education Teaching Academy Certificate

The Teaching Academy Certificate at Cleveland State University is designed to help junior faculty and teaching assistants to refine their pedagogical strategies and increase their instructional effectiveness. Our motto is,” Discover yourself through the passion to teach.” --Dr. Marius Boboc

The course runs from January 2, 2023, through February 12, 2023
Early Bird Registration: August 12-November 15 (Discounted)
Registration closes on December 26, 2022

Registration is Now Open!

The Teaching Academy Standard Option  4 core modules and 2 electives Register Here
Registration: Extension Option (includes all electives) 4 core modules and all electives Register Here
Registration: Single Module Option A single module of choice Register Here
Registration: Current grad students 4 core modules, 2 electives, and professional development Register Here

Descriptions of the registration options can be found below.
You will be taken to the registration site when clicking the button at the "register here" link.

A June 2023 cohort of the Teaching Academy will open for registration in January 2023.

Teaching Academy Certificate

The program consists of four core modules (blended format) and two elective modules. Each core module takes one week and consists of 10-contact hours of instruction that includes a faculty-led 60-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, complete two elective modules, and submit a learning portfolio. The program is designed to complete in six weeks.

Zoom Discussion Sessions for January-February 2023 Teaching Academy

  • Monday, January 9; 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 17; 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Monday, January 23; 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Monday, January 30; 6:00-7:00 PM

Learning Portfolio

The student portfolio is a collection of work associated with standards participants learn throughout the six weeks. This collection of work should reflect what you have been taught and what you have learned. Each piece in the portfolio is selected because it is an authentic representation of your learning experience and demonstrates your current knowledge and skills. 

Teaching Academy Certificate Cost: $949

Guarantee your seat and save $100!
Early Bird price is $849 (ends November 15, 2022)
Six (6) professional development CEUs

Teaching Academy Faculty

Marius Boboc, Ed.D., Vice-Provost for Academic Planning, Cleveland State University Profile
Joanne Goodell, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faculty Excellence, College of Education and Human Services Profile
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
Jejuana Brown, M.A., Director of Equity & Inclusion Programs at Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), Founding faculty, DEI Certificate, the Diversity Institute, Cleveland State University Profile

Teaching Academy Core Modules

I Adult Learning and Development Theory Dr. Catherine Hansman
II Foundations, Planning, and Pedagogy Dr. Joanne Goodell
III Selecting Instruction Strategies Dr. Wendy Green
IV Designing Assessment Strategies Dr. Marius Boboc

Teaching Academy Electives

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

Advanced Teaching Module & Experiential Teaching 

Advanced Teaching Module, Summer 2023 $649 More information
Experiential Teaching Option ($150 administration fee) By application only More information

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 experts 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. The cost of the extension option is $1,049. To REGISTER

MODULE OPTION: You may also choose to register for any individual module without the obligation to complete the teaching certificate. A certificate of attendance is provided for individual module courses taken as stand-alone workshops. The cost to take an individual module is $199. To REGISTER

Available Discounts

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

A scholarship to attend the Teaching Academy may be available for currently enrolled CSU graduate students. 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 alums always receive a 10% discount. Cleveland State University Staff and Faculty can use the Development Benefit.

Submit requests for more information to n.pratt@csuohio.edu

NOTE: Non-credit certificate courses do not qualify for financial aid
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Admission Requirements

Individuals will be asked to submit a copy of their CV/resume during registration. Prerequisites: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of work experience in areas of teaching interest. Ideal candidates have a graduate degree or are enrolled graduate students (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

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