Graduate Teacher Certificate (GTC) FAQ's
There is no formal enrollment for the GTC. You simply download the GTC Teacher Report and begin to document your progress. Graduate teaching assistants are encouraged to start the GTC as soon as they begin their teaching appointments on campus. If you want to participate in the awards reception offered by CIE every spring semester, the GTC Teacher Report (plus any supporting documentation) must be turned in by April 1.
All the requirements are on page 1 of the GTC Teacher Report. You can start documenting the progress on your own and contact CIE whenever your GTC Teacher Report is complete to schedule an appointment.
Since this is a teaching certificate, you must be an instructor (not a grader or an R.A.). In addition, you must be formally evaluated by Purdue.
CIE staff will verify (sign) "Teacher Report 2" (as long as you took CIE's orientation), "Teacher Report 3" and "Teacher Report 4" (as long as you took CIE's workshops), as well as all the reflection and essay reviews when you turn in the completed GTC Teacher Report.
The signatures for "Teacher Report 1" and "Teacher Report 5" have to be from faculty members in your department.
The certificates are awarded once per academic year (during the spring semester), but you are welcome to turn in your GTC Teacher Report whenever you have completed all the requirements.