GTC+Digital Media

The GTC+Digital Media Teacher Certificate Program 

ATTENTION: The Graduate Teacher Certificate Plus Digital Media (GTC+) program has been discontinued as of May 1, 2019, and the website and submission options for requirements F-J on your CRLT certificate dashboard are now inactive. If you are currently enrolled in this program and have not received an email with further information, please contact Please note that the original U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate (GTC) program will continue through the CRLT website. This change only pertains to GTC+.

Program Description (valid May 2014-May 1, 2019)

The U-M GTC+ Graduate Teacher Certificate with additional specialization in Teaching with Digital Media is coordinated by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan. This program offers U-M graduate students an opportunity to develop and refine teaching skills required for success as a faculty member, receive recognition for their pedagogical training and experience as college-level instructors, obtain feedback on their digital media course or assignment designs, and increase their preparation for the academic job search.

Specifically, the Certificate documents professional development through six experiences: (1) participation in an online workshop that connects critical conversations about humanities and digital environments with the pedagogical implications and applications of digital media, (2) exposure to new teaching strategies through seminars focused on the pedagogical integration of digital media and/or the use of digital media tools, (3) design of a course or substantial course unit that fundamentally integrates digital media; (4) receipt of a consultation on teaching with digital media from an instructional consultant; (5) participation in or organization of 2 networking experiences related to teaching with digital media; and reflection upon the experiences; and (6) preparation of an electronic portfolio containing both artifacts of teaching practice and critical reflection upon them.

Certificate requirements are determined by an advisory committee which includes senior administrators at the graduate school, teaching center, and Institute for the Humanities as well as faculty members representing several humanities departments. CRLT staff review and evaluate all documentation submitted by graduate students to satisfy Certificate requirements. This program is free and open to all University of Michigan graduate students. Participants must also complete the U-M Graduate Teacher Certificate program ( to earn the GTC+. The GTC+ Certificate does not appear on official University of Michigan transcripts. A U-M GTC+ Graduate Teacher Certificate is not a teaching license or credential for K-12 instruction from the State of Michigan.