Scholar Certificate

CIRTL Certificates are nationally recognized certifications.

The Scholar Certificate is the final level of CIRTL certification shows your commitment and experience in teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes intended for those working toward a Scholar Certificate are centered around advancing and disseminating knowledge.

Teaching as Research 

  • Design and implement a Teaching-as-Research investigation.
  • Defend the findings of a Teaching-as-Research investigation to community peers. 
  • Contribute to community knowledge about teaching and learning. 

Scholar Certificate Requirements

Scholar-level participants must complete practitioner-level requirements and add to community knowledge about teaching and learning by defending their findings from the TAR project to CIRTL learning community peers.

The significance of CIRTL Scholar Teaching-as-Research work is established through the presentation and/or publication of the findings to university, regional, national, or international audiences.

Project, presentation, and proposal materials, as well as information surrounding the dissemination activity (e.g., conference, publication), must be submitted on the UMB CIRTL online course site located on Blackboard. Please contact to request access. 


Badge with the word scholar in between the CIRTL and UMB logos

Before pursuing any certificate, please contact Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and the Director of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development ( to ensure your selected activities or project will count toward certification.