The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching is designed to provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential. The certificate will be granted through the Graduate School.

The Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching is designed to be completed in two years, and may be done in conjunction with a concurrent graduate degree or on its own as a standalone (without an accompanying graduate degree) certificate. There are two versions of the GCCUT program, one at the Oregon State Corvallis campus and the other through Oregon State Ecampus. Current Oregon State graduate students and prospective students who intend to complete the certificate as a standalone experience are eligible to apply.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term

Site-based program: fall term; Online program: fall, winter, or spring terms. (Be aware that core online course sequence begins in winter term.)

Required Tests


English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for on-site in Corvallis students

We accept applications from January to April for the site-based program. Admission to the site-based program is for the fall term only.

Admissions Deadline for online students

Four weeks or more before intended start date for online GCCUT program

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)