Certificate of Interest

The Certificate of Interest in University Teaching provides an introduction to various facets of teaching and learning through topical seminars and workshops. The journal entries written for each event are intended to assist participants in the development of their teaching philosophy. Please contact us at cpet@caltech.edu if you are interested in participating in the Certificate of Interest program.

Requirements for the Certificate of Interest in University Teaching:
  • Participate in six CPET seminars or workshops, or other approved Caltech programs.
  • Write and submit a journal entry for each seminar or workshop detailing what you learned and how you will apply it to current or future teaching. CPET Co-directors will review journal entries as they are submitted; participants will receive feedback and information on further opportunities related to the content of the journal.
  • Write and submit a brief overview letter when finished with your seminars/workshops summarizing key outcomes and insights from your Certificate of Interest experience.
More information about the program and a journal template are available in the links below.
Complete description of the CPET Certificate of Interest in University Teaching: [pdf]
Journal Templates: [doc]