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College Teaching in Engineering


The EED, through the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, offers a course entitled, “College Teaching in Engineering”.  The course and description is, “designed as initial preparation for instruction in professional engineering programs at the college level.  Focuses on skills, strategies and issues common to university teaching in general and engineering instruction more specifically.  Designed to introduce learner to pedagogical literature and research relevant to practicing teachers of engineering.” 


Participants in the course have been engineering graduates students from a broad array of majors across the college, undergraduates with experience as undergraduate teaching assistants,  post-doctoral students, and current faculty.  The course carries two semester credits and is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


Since 2007, the School of Education Policy & Leadership, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Graduate School at The Ohio State University are collaborative partners of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching (reference UCAT website).  This specialization is for any graduate student interested in engaging in a rigorous, structured exploration of the theories and practice of university–level teaching, both in general and in their own discipline and to develop skills and experience that enable them as reflective, scholarly teachers as they prepare to enter the professoriate.  This specialization is open to any graduate or professional student in good standing at The Ohio State University. The course “College Teaching In Engineering” is one of the disciplinary-based courses within the curriculum and is required of engineering students.