Certificate -- This is an "added" certificate, meaning only current Binghamton graduate students are eligible.
Binghamton's Graduate School was one of the first in the nation to offer a university-wide Certificate of Completion in College Teaching. With the addition of Certificate in Community College Teaching, we are better able to support the professional development of current degree-seeking graduate students who are interested in future faculty positions at 4-year and 2-year higher education institutions. Securing these credentials may be integrated into academic studies at any point in a graduate student's academic career. Broome Community College (BCC) is the initial partner. Other possible community college partners might come from our current relationships.
What is the value of earning such an "add-on" certificate? Such professional development can help you obtain a position at a community college or 4-year liberal arts college; more than 50% of all college students are taught community colleges; and a large portion of faculty at community colleges are near retirement age, requiring community colleges to seek new faculty.