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Prepare for a future teaching career with University 400C Future Faculty Preparation Seminar

Students considering moving toward a career in teaching can sign up for the University 400C Future Faculty Preparation Seminar as a first step in the process. UNIV400C is a non-credit seminar.

Taught by experienced teachers and a seasoned graduate teaching assistant, the seminar will give participants the chance to learn effective teaching strategies that are useful across major disciplines. The focus will be on both face-to-face (on ground) classroom and laboratory settings as well as online settings.

Through small group discussions, journal assignments and micro-teaching sessions, participants can learn and try out successful teaching strategies for use in the traditional classroom setting and online.

This 12-session seminar will take place Thursdays from Feb. 2 to April 27. The last two sessions (April 20 and 27) will be taught through an online asynchronous setting, meaning that students will interact online with their instructors throughout the final two weeks, but will not be required to attend at a specific meeting time.

Students can choose from one of two sections: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. or 1–2:15 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 17 students per section. Students will enroll via the Student Information System.

Participants will be expected to read assignments, complete a weekly journal, plan and teach a mini lesson and participate fully in all discussions. A textbook will be provided.

Questions should be directed to Judy Hammer, director of Educational Services for Students (ESS), or Elise Geither, associate director of ESS, at 216.368.5230 or univ400c@case.edu.