Effective Teaching Practices

Issuer: ACUE

We are excited to announce that we are running two ACUE certification programs this academic year! The first is in the fall and will start on Sept 16. The second cohort will start in January (details to follow). We are accepting applications from new faculty in their first four years here at UTA. The application is due by May 31st, 2023.

ACUE Application Form

Fall Cohort Schedule

New Faculty- Spring cohort schedule 
[to be announced]


In this course, educators learn about and implement evidence-based teaching approaches that improve student achievement. Working through 25 modules across five comprehensive units of study, educators collaborate with peers, receive expert facilitation, and develop practices necessary to:

1. design an effective course and class
2. establish a productive learning environment
3. use active learning techniques
4. promote higher order thinking
5. assess in ways that inform and promote deeper levels of learning

This course prepares educators in all of the core competencies defined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework and leads to a Certificate in Effective Instruction awarded in collaboration with the American Council on Education.


Individuals who earn this certificate have satisfied the expectations of an ACUE course, including successful completion of at least 25 modules aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework. Certificate holders have demonstrated knowledge of and skill in implementing teaching practices that promote student achievement. Certificate holders typically have invested approximately 50 hours to meet course requirements.