Posted: October 19, 2017

A Comprehensive Flexible Teaching Certificate for Postdoctoral Scholars


We have developed a framework for postdocs to use in learning about and practicing teaching skills. The full certificate is divided into required instruction in classroom technique, pedagogy, and current litereature (one third); electives in curriculum design, syllabi, active learning, assessments, etc. (one third); and teaching and teaching portfolio (one third). Each component is tracked along with learning objectives and reflection to ensure that the final portfolio and teaching statement are rich and thoughtful.


Pedagogy, Teaching, Professional Development, Certificate


Robin Sugiura, MA, Stanford University

Sofie Kleppner, PhD, Stanford University