Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP)
The Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) is an interactive workshop series intended for graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support their teaching at MIT. The program was named in 2014 to honor Stephen P. Kaufman, a long-time supporter of the Teaching + Learning Lab.
KTCP consists of 8 practice-based workshops, in which participants learn evidence-based teaching techniques grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Topics include designing a course, preparing a lesson plan, assessing and providing feedback to students, creating an effective and welcoming classroom climate, along with others. Participants will actively practice these teaching skills through microteaching workshops, in which they will receive individual feedback from peers and teaching experts.
Participants will receive a certificate and letter from the Vice Chancellor upon successful completion of all program requirements. The letter outlines the program, confirms completion of all program requirements, and can be submitted with applications for teaching positions as evidence of a commitment to teaching.
Applications for the spring 2020 session are now closed.
We have provided answers to frequently asked questions here.
Note: There will not be a summer 2020 session. To complete the program before fall 2020, you will need to apply for the spring 2020 session.