The Online College and University Teaching Graduate Certificate at App State

Are you looking to distinguish yourself in the post-secondary education field? Appalachian State’s online graduate certificate in College and University Teaching prepares you — with your pre-existing content discipline expertise — to use the elements of effective and inclusive college teaching, assessment and technology integration.

Discover the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. Explore online learning environments and how to identify inclusive and equitable strategies to meet the needs of students in the virtual classroom.

This program provides marketable skills for graduate students wishing to seek employment in higher education as instructors. Backed by a well-defined professional development curriculum, you will graduate with a tangible credential that you can take directly to the classroom.


  • Adjunct professor
  • Lecturer
  • Community college professor

Certificate details

Program information

  • Courses are delivered entirely asynchronously (with coursework completed on your schedule)
  • Classes will be held in seven-week terms
  • Completion time: Nine months, fall and spring semester
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Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

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