Programs for Graduate Students

Graduate students can become more effective instructors and earn microcredentials through enrolling in ACUE’s Open Enrollment Courses.

Many graduate students have important teaching responsibilities in discussion sections, labs, and sometimes courses. Alongside your preparation as scholars and researchers, ACUE’s open enrollment courses will help you develop effective and inclusive teaching practices shown to promote deeper learning, higher rates of course completion, and more equitable student outcomes.

These courses cover the same topical areas as our programs for faculty, but are designed specifically for graduate students. The 4- to 6-week online courses are facilitated by an expert in collegiate instruction. Individual graduate students can apply directly or be enrolled by their graduate program.

Open Enrollment Courses

In every course, ACUE’s learning design guides graduate students from foundational knowledge through higher order learning to the implementation of proven approaches, reflection on one’s practice, and refinement based on peer and expert feedback. These graduate-level offerings are delivered online and certified by Quality Matters.

Graduate students who complete the requirements for each open enrollment course earn a microcredential in a set of competencies as outlined in the ACUE Effective Practice Framework©. Graduate Students who complete all four courses earn the full ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction. The microcredentials and full credential are nationally recognized and endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Tuition, which covers all course fees, is $600 per course.

Effective Teaching Practices

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

Next Start Date: August 1, 2020

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Promoting Active Learning

Next Start Date: June 13, 2020

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Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners

Next Start Date: TBD

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Designing Student-
Centered Courses

Next Start Date: TBD

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Effective Online Teaching Practices

Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment

Next Start Date: TBD

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Promoting Active Learning Online

Next Start Date: June 20, 2020

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Inspiring Inquiry and Lifelong Learning in Your Online Course

Next Start Date: TBD

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Designing Student-Centered Courses (online)

Next Start Date: TBD

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ACUE-credentialed graduate students are enhancing student engagement, retention and learning. Connect with us to learn more about our graduate-level open enrollment courses and micro credentials.

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