CETL Instructional Internship

Instructional Internship Program (IIP)

This internship will enable graduate students to learn more about best practices of effective teaching through participating in various center-sponsored workshops, activities and opportunities. Graduate students who have a current or pending appointment as a teaching assistant are ideal candidates for these internships. Prospective interns should apply for an instructional internship by submitting an online Internship Application. The internship is heavily based on attendance in the Teaching Matters series.

Summary of Certificates:

Level

Certificate

Requirements

L1

Certificate of Recognition and $100 scholarship

L2

Certificate of Instructional Training

  • Present, or co-present, 1 workshop from "Mastering the Classroom with 1st Generation College Students"*
  • Present, or co-present, 1 workshop from "Developing Teaching Strategies"*
  • Present, or co-present, 1 workshop from "Improving Teaching by Assessing Learning"*
    ( *audience: UCM faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and/or staff)
  • Create and present, or co-create and co-present, 1 workshop. The topic can be one of the two below and must be first approved by the Instructional Internship Program's coordinator1:
    • Pedagogy based topic (either cross-disciplinary, or subject-specific) - audience: fellow graduate students and/or faculty
    • Topic must bridge an educational gap in a course for which you are a TA - audience: undergraduate students
  • Assist with TAO

L3

Certificate of Teaching Accomplishments and $150 scholarship

  • Must have completed L1
  • Must have completed L2
  • Must attend the Educational Research 101 (full-day) workshop. Some topics that are covered:
    • IRBs as related to education research
    • Reading/summarizing of education research journals that are both field-specific, a.k.a. Discipline Based Education Research (DBER), and non-field-specific, a.k.a. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
  • Assist with TAO

L42

Certificate of Proficiency in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Must have completed L1
  • Must have completed L2
  • Must have completed L3
  • Design and carry out an education research project. The topic and format must be first discussed and approved and must be first approved by the Instructional Internship Program's coordinator. Utilizing SATAL to obtain data for the project is encouraged.
  • Produce a publishable-worthy (as determined in L3) article/report based the on above-mentioned research.
  • Lead a presentation of the aforementioned publishable article/report - audience: CETL staff
  • Produce a teaching statement, a statement of diversity, and/or a teaching portfolio (as dictated by your field's academic job search standards)

1 This can be done only after completing all the requirements for L1.

2 Work on this level cannot occur until all requirements for L1, L2, and L3 have been fully completed.

For additional information, please contact Anali Makoui (amakoui@ucmerced.edu)