Call Dr. Dotolo at 757-683-3183 for the most recent schedule.
All Classes meet on Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All classes meet at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center at 1881 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 Map
The cost of the Certificate on College Teaching program is $200.00.
NOTE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Participants attending will be required to comply with the State of Virginia’s regulations on social distancing and wearing protective facial coverings. The facility will also meet and exceed the standards for small group gatherings.
About the Certificate on College Teaching
The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) offers the Certificate on College Teaching program to graduate students, part-time faculty and full-time faculty who want to learn more about teaching at the college level or improve their teaching skills. Participants obtain the Certificate on College Teaching by attending a series of four 4-hour workshops dealing with important aspects of college teaching.
Preparation for the classroom involves more than a solid base of knowledge in a discipline; it requires a systematic inquiry into the pedagogies and processes that facilitate learning. VTC’s certificate program is grounded in the latest educational research of best practices in college teaching and is designed to enhance the teaching and learning experiences for faculty and students at any institution. The course provides participating faculty members with basic pedagogical techniques to assume teaching duties and will be more productive in developing their research programs.
How to Become Certified
Attend and complete these sessions:
|Teaching and Learning Styles||Examine the various teaching styles and their impact on students. This session includes assessment of teaching and learning styles and methodologies to determine these styles.|
|Testing and Grading||Learn basic testing techniques, types of test questions and ways to determine if the teacher-prepared tests are valid. Participants will also evaluate tests and learn how to improve test questions.|
|Lecturing and Questioning Skills||Learn various lecturing techniques, evaluate lectures that utilize these techniques and ask questions.|
|Student-Centered Learning||Learn various methods to increase student participation and enhance student responsibility for his/her own learning. This workshop also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of student-centered learning.|
|Helping Students Retain Classroom Material||Learn how to increase student retention of material through the use of advance organization, focused questions, clear objectives, etc., in a way that will allow the participant to apply techniques in their own classroom.|
|Enhancing Classroom Discussion||Learn types of group discussion, tactics for overcoming challenges to discussion, and methods to employ to get higher rates of participation.|
|Evaluation of Teaching and Learning||Discover types of evaluation and a discussion of the importance of evaluation from an institutional and a faculty member’s point of view.|
Faculty: Dr. Lawrence G. Dotolo, President of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Materials will be provided.
How to Enroll
Please complete the form below to enroll in the Spring 2020 Certificate in College Teaching program. If you have any questions, please contact the VTC Office at 757.683.3183.