Scholar Certificate Requirements

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.

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.

The project, presentation, proposal materials, and information surrounding the dissemination activity (e.g., conference, publication) must be submitted to the UMB CIRTL Leadership Team. Please contact with any questions.

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.