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CIRTL@ Stanford Teaching Certificate Program

The CIRTL@ Stanford program provides an opportunity for participants at various stages (graduate students, postdocs, and lecturers/academic teaching staff) to engage in professional development around teaching to ultimately improve student learning in their current and future courses.

Engagement in the CIRTL@ Stanford program will allow participants to work toward teaching certificates that can be listed on resumes and CVs and provide the opportunity for development of teaching-related materials that are critical for job applications.

While professional development opportunities like these have not been shown to increase a student's time to degree, higher levels of involvement with teaching development were shown to be associated with gaining tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty positions (Connolly, 2016). In addition to being more effective in the classroom, participants will build a foundation that may help them be more competitive in the job market and in obtaining research funding.

Program levels

The program has been designed to accommodate participants from a variety of disciplines and roles. Choose from a list of options to build an experience that fits your needs and schedule. These opportunities are independent of any department or program requirements.

More details about the requirements for each of the levels are below this section.


CIRTL participants will be able to describe and recognize the value of the CIRTL core ideas in effective teaching and learning through their engagement in campus and network offerings. See details about the program and requirements below.


CIRTL participants will engage in the process of utilizing CIRTL core ideas to improve the learning of students through the design and execution of a Teaching-as-Research project. See general requirements below but more information will be forthcoming.


CIRTL participants will advance knowledge on teaching and learning through scholarship, including public presentation of their Teaching-as-Research project. See general requirements below but more information will be forthcoming.


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Grad Grow Competencies

teaching & mentoring
 Career Development

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