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Graduate Certificate Courses

The certificate requires a minimum of 10 credit hours. The following courses are required for the certificate:

ENE 50600 - Content, Assessment And Pedagogy: An Integrated Engineering Design Approach (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to help students apply an engineering design approach to instruction. To meet this aim, the course uses an iterative project-based approach in a context that is chosen by the student for its relevance, interest and potential application. 

ENE 68500 – Educational Methods in Engineering (3 credit hours)

This course focuses on research-informed and very practical day-to-day aspects of teaching. The goals are to contribute to students’ preparation for the teaching aspect of the professorate and put them on path to being intellectually active in developing as a good teacher. Specifically, this course is designed to help students prepare for college teaching, expand students’ horizons about teaching, make students think about and reflect on teaching, and put students in touch with resources that can sustain their development as a good teacher. This course is also designed to provide a small amount of practice with a variety of teaching practices.

ENE 68700 – Mentored Teaching in Engineering (1 credit hour)

This course enables graduate students to deepen their understanding of college teaching and learning through a semester-long teaching experience with mentoring, feedback, and reflection.  To enroll in this course, students must concurrently have a significant teaching responsibility for an engineering course.  Teaching a section of one of the School of Engineering Education’s First Year Engineering Program courses is one possibility.  Teaching a course in any of the College of Engineering schools is also possible. 

ENE 69500 – Succeeding as an Engineering Professor (3 credit hours)

This course is designed provide students with an opportunity to learn and practice the skills that complement and enhance teaching and learning in a tenure-track faculty position irrespective of the balance of research and teaching responsibilities.  Teaching a course is only one aspect of helping students to learn.  Obtaining funding for research, mentoring graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and building a network that continually provides new information related to doing the job well all contribute to a faculty member’s ability to help students learn.  In this course, students will learn how to prepare for and search for a faculty position, write proposals, mentor students, deal with many aspects of running a laboratory group or course, and build effective professional networks.