Purdue’s School of Engineering Education (ENE), the first of its kind, was established with a mission “to transform engineering education based on scholarship and research.” In addition to Master’s and Ph.D. programs, ENE offers a 10-credit hour graduate certificate, Teaching and Learning in Engineering. The certificate was originally designed to enhance the preparation of doctoral students in engineering for academic careers. However, it is also of value to current or prospective faculty members in engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.
Now ENE has teamed with Purdue Learning Online – College of Engineering to offer the graduate certificate online.
Four courses are required to complete the certificate. They are:
- ENE 50600, Content, Assessment and Pedagogy (3 credit hours), teaches you how to develop a course from beginning to end and guides you through the process of developing a course in your field.
- ENE 68500, Engineering Education Methods (3 credit hours), provides you with a variety of techniques for teaching courses that are both engaging and effective.
- ENE 68700, Mentored Teaching in Engineering (1 credit hour), enables you to deepen your understanding of teaching and learning through feedback and reflection as you perform your regularly assigned teaching duties.
- ENE 69500, Succeeding as an Engineering Professor (3 credit hours), covers other skills valuable to faculty members such as writing proposals, selecting and mentoring graduate students, and managing projects.
Donna Riley, Kamyar Haghighi Head and Professor of Engineering Education, notes that “Each course is designed to maximize personalized instruction with extensive feedback from the instructor. In addition, the courses provide many opportunities for student-to-student interaction, which is so valuable in courses where students have such varied backgrounds and experiences.”
All four courses will be offered online Spring Semester 2019. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, ENE 685 and ENE 695 will be offered in fall semesters and ENE 506 and ENE 687 will be offered in spring semesters. The entire certificate can be completed in 3-4 semesters.
For more information about the graduate certificate, please visit the Teaching and Learning in Engineering page.