Who is This GIS For?

This specialization is open to any graduate or professional student in good standing at The Ohio State University.

It is most appropriate for those who intend or are considering careers as college or university faculty. No prior teaching experience is required.

What Are The Admissions Requirements?

Applications are accepted at any time. Students will be admitted if:

  • Any graduate or professional student in good standing at The Ohio State University.
  • They have the permission of their primary advisor

Important to know:

  • It is most appropriate for those who intend or are considering careers as college or university faculty
  • No prior teaching experience is required.

How to Apply

The application process has two steps:

  1. Contact Alisa Tate (tate.205) for a sample application form with course requirements.
  2. Go to gradforms.osu.edu and complete and electronically submit the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization form.

What is the Benefit of Completing a GIS in College and University Teaching?

This program allows graduate students to engage in a rigorous, structured exploration of theories and practice of university-level teaching, both in general and in their own discipline, and to develop skills and experience that enable them as reflective, scholarly teachers as they prepare to enter the professoriate.

What Will I Do to Complete this GIS?

If you are a graduate student interested in participating, use this website to

  1. look at the procedures involved in obtaining this specialization
  2. determine the curriculum necessary to obtain this specialization
  3. check out the list of courses you can take to fulfill these requirements
  4. download an application for enrollment
  5. get a course you have taken (or want to take) on the course list by asking the instructor to submit a Course Approval Form [Word] [PDF]

If you are a faculty member interested in having one of your courses count towards the specialization/minor, use this website to

  1. find out what the course approval process involves
  2. get an independent study or a mentored experience course approved and on the list
  3. download a Course Approval Form [Word] [PDF]
  4. download an application [Word] [PDF] for a course development grant

For assistance and questions, please contact Alisa Tate at tate.205@osu.edu

GIS College and University Teaching Coordinators

All questions and applications should be directed to:

Alisa D. Tate, M.S. Ed

Program Coordinator

Office of Student Services and Graduate Studies

College of Education and Human Ecology

Department of Educational Studies

122B Ramseyer Hall, 29 W. Woodruff Ave.,

 tate.205@osu.edu

For more information, see the Department of Educational Studies’ page: http://ehe.osu.edu/educational-studies/gis-gim/