Practitioner Certificate Requirements

CIRTL Certificates are nationally recognized certifications. The Practitioner Certificate is the second level of CIRTL certification and demonstrates more profound knowledge and skills in quality teaching and learning methodologies and practices. Practitioner-level participants must complete associate-level requirements, complete a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project in one of three tracks (evidence-based teaching, learning through community, or learning through diversity), and submit a two-page project report describing their findings.

The Teaching-as-Research project can be completed by:

  • Graduate students interested in teaching a lesson, lab, or one-off project in the classroom. 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Graduate Research Assistants

*All assistants or students who wish to complete this certificate will require prior approval from their instructor(s) and the UMB CIRTL Leadership team. 

Once completed, the project report must be submitted to the UMB CIRTL Leadership Team. Please contact with any questions.


Badge with the word practitioner 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.