Frequently Asked Questions

All about our seminar programs.

Will I get credit for completing a CTL seminar program on my university transcript?
No. CTL seminars are not credit-bearing and do not appear on official transcripts.

 

Is a CTL seminar a formal certification in teaching?
A CTL seminar does not represent any kind of certification; it is not a teaching license or credential for K-16 instruction from the State of New York. Completion of a CTL seminar documents professional development as college-level instructors and assists in preparing participants for academic careers.

 

Are CTL seminars sequenced?
It is recommended that you complete the Reflective Teaching Seminar prior to enrolling in other seminar programs.

 

How many seminars should I apply for in a single year?
We suggest that you participate in no more than one or two seminar programs in any given year.

 

May I complete a seminar program over the course of more than one year?
Varies by seminar and participant status. For instance, the Reflective Teaching Seminar is to be completed in one year, with flexibility for graduate students.

 

When do the programs meet?
See individual seminar program pages for program dates.

 

How much of a time commitment do the programs require?
In addition to the individual sessions, the programs each have assignments and other requirements. Please see the relevant web pages for each seminar program.

 

Will a CTL seminar substitute for departmental or school training?
No. CTL programs are intended to complement departmental or school initiatives.

 

Questions?
Contact the CTL at ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu.