The Sheridan Center offers intensive certificate programs in which participants develop and reflect on their teaching practice in order to support diverse learners. These cross-disciplinary programs are open to Brown graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff. Enrollment for all programs is limited and registration is required. Completion of The Sheridan Teaching Seminar (Certificate I) is a prerequisite for all other certificate programs.

Core features of Sheridan Certificate programs
  • interact extensively with peers and colleagues across the disciplines
  • regularly give and receive peer feedback
Why earn a Sheridan Certificate?

Spending time developing and reflecting on your teaching practice makes you more confident and competent as a teacher and effectively prepares you for an academic career.

For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, a Sheridan Certificate demonstrates a tangible commitment to teaching. This can be of great benefit in today's increasingly competitive academic job market, where colleges and universities routinely ask applicants to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

For faculty, a Sheridan Certificate provides an opportunity for ongoing professional development which empowers instructors to better meet the needs of their learners.

Questions about the Certificate Programs? See our FAQ page.