The Inclusive Teaching Certification |ITC| is designed for faculty and teaching graduate students to reflect on multiple facets of inclusive teaching, encompassing the creation of a welcoming, equitable course climate, the design and implementation of accessible and inclusive classroom practices and assessments, and the selection and implementation of inclusive, diverse course content. Participants will engage with key concepts in inclusive teaching and learn from various stakeholders on our campus and other institutions of higher education who share their important research on student development, Universal Design for Learning, intercultural competence, and intrapersonal awareness. Participants will develop the resources for applying inclusive course pedagogical practices that support all learners. Watch the ITC Overview »
Certification Format, Scope, and Sequence
Accepted program participants will complete reflective activities and one module for each of the five essential competencies:
- Inclusive Pedagogy
- Awareness and Perspectives
- Cultural Relevance and Responsiveness
- Community and Belonging
- Access and Empowerment
In order to fulfill the requirements of the certification, accepted faculty participants must choose and attend one module for each competency. Attendance is all asynchronous — online, at their own pace.
|RED| ITC Catalog
The |RED| ITC Catalog outlines the modules from which to choose for each of the competencies. Please do not register for any module sessions in REPORTER until accepted into the program and registered in the certificate by the facilitator in REPORTER. Faculty participants will be notified via University email of their acceptance and provided instructions.
OFE is accepting ITC applications through August 20
Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are being accepted through August 20.
Who is eligible for the ITC?
The Certification is open to all NC State faculty, full- and part-time faculty, as well as teaching graduate students and postdocs.
How do I participate in the ITC?
Applications for certification are accepted in December, May, and August each year. Please do not register for any module sessions in REPORTER until accepted into the program and registered in the Certification by the facilitator in REPORTER. Participants will be notified via University email of their acceptance and provided instructions.
How long can I take to complete the program?
It is recommended that faculty participants complete the certification within two academic years from the time of enrollment. The certification can be achieved in one semester, with diligence. We encourage faculty participants to succinctly complete all modules and reflective activities.
Is there a cost for the certification?
No, there is no charge to participate.
Do previous professional learning experiences count toward certification?
Because certification relies on applying reflective strategies to design/re-design a course, prior sessions/experiences will not satisfy certification requirements.
Is the certification offered online?
Yes. Participants complete the entire certification asynchronously online.
How many hours will this certification count toward the Graduate School’s Teaching and Communication Certificate?
Through satisfactory completion of the ITC, graduate students and postdocs can apply 20 hours toward their Teaching and Communicate Certificate.
For additional questions, please contact the certification facilitator:
Dr. Amy Neaves
Senior Faculty Development Specialist