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Certificate Program: Principles of Effective Teaching

Ended May 2, 2024
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Full course description

Term: Spring 2024

Date & Time: Participants will meet in person from 9:30 – 11:30am on February 2, 16, March 1, 15, 29, and April 12. Classroom observations (peer and self) will be scheduled between March 18 and May 2.  

Location: North End Center Room 2470

Instructor: Michael Enz

Presented By: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)



The certificate program is designed to provide Virginia Tech faculty members with the opportunity to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills. Faculty will purposefully and proactively: 


  • design effective learner-centered instruction that emphasizes core curricular ideas and focuses on student learning. (PLANNING)
  • apply fundamental learning principles toward the creation of learner-centered instructional environments. (LEARNING)
  • integrate assessment into instruction, viewing assessment as both a component of student learning and a component of what studentshave learned. (ASSESSMENT)
  • respect the institutional and cultural contexts within which college teaching occurs. (CONTEXT)
  • implement instruction that is focused on and fosters student learning. (TEACHING)