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HETS Program Requirements

Initial Consultation

During this face-to-face meeting the HETS Program Manager will discuss the program requirements and answer questions the candidate has about the program.

Required Classes

  • Teaching in Higher Education - CTLE 6000
  • Cyber Pedagogy - CTLE 6510

The candidate must earn a minimum grade of A- in each class. Those electing to register through Continuing Education must complete the same requirements as those enrolled in the three credit hour section.

Required Workshops

  • Annual Teaching Symposium (offered before Fall Semester only) or

    3 CTLE Workshops (offered during Fall & Spring Semesters)

Required Teaching Assessments

Teaching assessments from three perspectives: CTLE, Faculty & Students.

  • 2 CTLE In-Class Observations (must be conducted at least 6 weeks apart)

    A CTLE consultant attends an entire class period, conducting an extensive observation of teacher and student behavior. After the observation, the candidate meets with the CTLE consultant to discuss the feedback and review resources to help refine his/her teaching. Available for face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes.

  • 2 Faculty Mentor Reviews(must be conducted at least 6 weeks apart)

    The candidate's chosen faculty mentor (identified from among the Tenure-Line or Career-Line faculty of the candidate’s home department) observes the candidate in the classroom and they meet afterward to discuss the feedback.

  • 2 Semesters of Student Feedback Results

    End-of-term Student Course Feedback results or two sets of Guest Instructor Student Feedback results from different semesters.

Teaching Portfolio

Submitted as a capstone project prior to being granted the HETS designation; must include CV, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and student feedback results. The HETS Program Manager will review the portfolio, and provide feedback and final approval.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 801-581-7597.

Last Updated: 6/5/20