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    Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Fundamentals of Engineering and Computing Teaching in Higher Education Graduate Certificate

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The 12-credit hour graduate certificate in Fundamentals of Engineering and Computing Teaching in Higher Education is intended for individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to develop knowledge and skills in teaching and learning principles for application in engineering and computing education. Through participation in the certificate, students will:

  • Be exposed to a diverse set of educational theories applicable to learning in engineering contexts
  • Write a research proposal for an education-based research project
  • Evaluate the quality of existing engineering education research publications
  • Develop effective, evidence-based teaching, learning, and mentoring practices
  • Create learning-centered syllabi, activities, and assignments
  • Identify research-based strategies to teach diverse populations

Home unit: Engineering Fundamentals Program .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type

Add-On (Masters or doctoral students)

Admissions Standards/Procedures

Individuals must have an undergraduate degree and be admitted to the University of Tennessee Graduate School.

Academic Standards

  • Individuals must earn at least a 3.50 graduate GPA in the certificate courses.
  • All courses must be completed within five years of admission to the certificate program.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Additional Course Requirements

Choose one of the following three courses (3 credit hours)

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.

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