When should I take the certificate programs?
- We suggest that graduate students enroll in Certificate I in their second year.
- You must complete Certificate I before enrolling in any other programs.
- You can take Certificates II, III & IV in any sequence.
- Certificates II and IV can be taken at any time after completing Certificate I.
- Certificate III should be taken in the penultimate year of one’s doctoral program.
Postdocs may take Certificate III anytime after completing Certificate I.
How many programs should I register for in a single year?
- We suggest that you participate in no more than one or two programs in any given year.
May I complete a program over the course of more than one year?
- No. All programs are designed as year-long courses.
When do the programs meet?
- See individual program pages for program dates.
How much of a time commitment do the programs require?
- In addition to the individual sessions, the programs each have assignments and other requirements. Please see the relevant web pages for each program.
Will a Sheridan certificate program substitute for departmental training?
- No. Sheridan programs are intended to complement departmental initiatives.
Is a Sheridan Teaching Certificate a formal certification in teaching?
- A Sheridan Teaching Certificate does not represent any kind of certification; it is not a teaching license or credential for K-12 instruction from the State of Rhode Island. Completion of a Sheridan Teaching Certificate documents professional development as college-level instructors and assists in preparing participants for academic careers.
Will I get credit for completing a Sheridan certificate program on my university transcript?
- The Certificate does not appear on official transcripts, but may be included in your curriculum vitae.