Goldberg Certificates in Teaching Excellence

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What are the Goldberg Certificates in Teaching Excellence?

This program is designed to enhance pedagogical training and support effective and engaging classrooms for faculty, lecturers, and graduate students in the History Department through systematized, voluntary teaching certificate programs.

The Goldberg Center offers two different certificates: 

  1. Goldberg Certificate in History Teaching Excellence
  2. Goldberg Certificate in Online History Teaching Excellence
     

What to do next

Complete this form to request acceptance into the certificate program.

 

Goldberg Certificate in History Teaching Excellence

Required:

  1. Classroom observation with Goldberg Director or members of the Goldberg Faculty Advisory Board (FAB). The observer will meet with the teacher both before and after the classroom observation to discuss the teacher’s approaches and expectations and to reinforce effective techniques and suggest improvements. The observation can be of a course lecture or another type of discussion-based/interactive in-class learning activity.
    a. The observer will then be able to write a letter in support of teaching skills, a benefit for the student.
  2. Design a course syllabus and receive feedback from Goldberg Director/FAB.
    a. This can be the same syllabus created for candidacy exams or 7905
  3. Attend and participate in nine Goldberg Talking about Teaching brown bags
  4. Complete the Goldberg Center Teaching Training course in Accessibility, Disability, and Multiple learning styles [In process of creation]
  5. Complete the Inclusive Teaching training workshop (Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning)
  6. Complete the Teaching through Writing

Recommended:

  • Take part in one or more of the following university training workshops or class from the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Complete and share (through the Goldberg Center shared teaching folders) teaching tools – an assignment, a presentation, a short module, etc. – that can be used by other instructors in future survey courses or trainings.


** While the expectation is that students will meet these requirements as detailed here, students may, with the permission of the Goldberg Director petition to have an equivalent course/experience fulfill no more than one of these requirements.

 

Goldberg Certificate in Online History Teaching Excellence

Required:

  1. Complete the Goldberg Center Online Teaching Training course (thanks Sam White)
  2. Complete the Goldberg Center Hybrid Teaching Training course (thanks Ying Zhang)
  3. Online/hybrid course observation with Goldberg Director or members of the Goldberg Faculty Advisory Board (FAB). The observer will meet with the teacher both before and after the observation to discuss the teacher’s approaches and expectations, to discuss the syllabus and course architecture, and to reinforce effective techniques and suggest improvements. The observation can be of a course lecture or another type of discussion-based/interactive in-class learning activity.
    a. The observer will then be able to write a letter in support of teaching skills, a benefit for the student.
  4. Complete the Inclusive Teaching training workshop (Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning)
  5. Complete the Goldberg Center Teaching Training course in Accessibility, Disability, and Multiple learning styles [In process of creation]
  6. Attend and participate in nine Goldberg Talking about Teaching brown bags

Recommended:

• Complete and share (through the Goldberg Center shared teaching folders) teaching tools – an assignment, a presentation, a short module, etc. – that can be used by other instructors in future survey courses or trainings.
 

** While the expectation is that students will meet these requirements as detailed here, students may, with the permission of the Goldberg Director petition to have an equivalent course/experience fulfill no more than one of these requirements.