Interested in teaching and professional development?
The Center for Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is here to help!
The CIRTL@UCLA certification pathway (Associate, Practitioner, Scholar) will give you amazing training in teaching and professional development that will prepare you in whatever field you are going into, making you more competitive for faculty and industry positions.
There are three levels of certification for the CIRTL program: CIRTL Associate, CIRTL Practitioner, and CIRTL Scholar. Each level has unique learning outcomes:
- Associate level: recognizes the role of the CIRTL core ideas in effective teaching and learning
- Practitioner level: addresses scholarly teaching using the CIRTL core ideas to demonstrably improve learning of students by completing a teaching-as-research (TAR) project
- Scholar level: advances teaching and learning, and makes the results from TAR project public.
CIRTL program outcomes conceived in this way permit anyone to enter the CIRTL Network learning community from a wide variety of disciplines, needs, and past experiences, and to achieve success as a teacher at a wide variety of engagement. One way to achieve CIRTL Scholar level is to participate in the STAR program (discussed below) but this is not the only way, and requirements can be discussed with the Communications Coordinator, Katie Dixie (firstname.lastname@example.org), on an individual basis.