In ACUE's courses in effective teaching practices, educators learn about and implement the essential, evidence-based teaching practices shown to promote student success. Working across five comprehensive units of study, educators collaborate with peers, receive expert facilitation, and develop practices necessary to: 1. design an effective course 2. establish a productive learning environment 3. use active learning strategies 4. promote higher order thinking 5. assess in ways that inform and promote deeper levels of learning. These courses prepare educators in all of the core competencies defined in ACUE's Effective Practice Framework and lead to a Certificate in Effective College Instruction awarded in collaboration with the American Council on Education.
Individuals who earn this certificate have satisfied the expectations of an ACUE course in Effective Teaching Practices or Effective Online Teaching Practices, including successful completion of the required modules aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework. Certificate holders have demonstrated knowledge of and skill in implementing teaching practices that promote student success. Certificate holders typically have invested approximately 50 hours to meet course requirements.