Preparing Future Faculty Program

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program assists graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in developing teaching skills and exploring the faculty role at the college or university level. You'll discuss learning theory and strategies, develop teaching skills, create classroom and job search materials, and work with faculty from a range of institutional types. By completing the program, you can expect to gain a realistic perspective on the skills required for success as a faculty member.

The program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Graduate School. To receive a letter of recognition and certificate of program participation, you’ll complete the program’s two core courses: GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education and GRAD 8200: Practicum for Future Faculty. You may also register for topics courses offered under the GRAD 8200 designator. Contact the PFF Program coordinator, Bill Rozaitis with questions.

Non-degree students and postdocs are welcome to enroll. Learn more about registration for non-degree students and postdocs.

GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education                                               

GRAD 8200: Practicum for Future Faculty

GRAD 8200 Topics Courses

  • Teaching for Learning: An Online Course 
  • Multicultural Inclusive Learning and Teaching