Divinity School doctoral students who successfully meet the minimum requirements of the Craft of Teaching Program will receive an official notification of completion on their university transcript, serving as evidence of their interest in and preparedness for teaching in the area of religion. Completion of the program will also fulfill the departmental pedagogy requirement for the Center for Teaching and Learning's (CTL) Certificate in University Teaching. To receive the Divinity School's transcript notation, all requirements of the Craft of Teaching Program must be completed within a five-year period. However, those who also wish to apply the Divinity School's program toward their CTL certification must complete all the requirements of the Craft of Teaching Program within a two-year period.
Successful completion of the program consists of the following:
- Attendance at the CTL's Workshop on Teaching in the College (Center for Teaching and Learning) and the keeping of a workshop journal. All attendees who would like to pursue the Divinity School's Craft of Teaching transcript notation must submit a conference journal to the Center for Teaching and Learning. This journal is required both for the Divinity School's Craft of Teaching program and for the CTL's teaching certification. Additional details for completing the journal requirement can be found here.
- Attendance at three of the quarterly Craft of Teaching Seminars
- Participation in one of the annual Syllabus Workshops
- Participation in at least seven additional programs of your choosing. These programs may be selected from the Craft of Teaching pedagogy programs offered by the Divinity School's workshops and area clubs, as well as other select programs endorsed by the Craft of Teaching Program.
In order to track individual completion of the program requirements, participants must remember to sign in at all Craft of Teaching Program events.
Please contact Brandon Cline, the Area Assistant for Pedagogical Initiatives, for more information about the Craft of Teaching Program.