Faculty Development Courses and Programs

CEETL offers faculty development programming that addresses foundational and specialized teaching and learning theory and practices, with a focus on social justice and inclusion in teaching and learning.   

You can participate in our Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) Certificates; join in on our courses focused on equitable and inclusive online course design; and take our micro-courses, designed to cover one topic in only three to four hours. We also create spaces where faculty from different disciplines can come together and reflect on teaching and learning practices. Our Portfolio workshops offer the opportunity to create and develop your teaching ePortfolios.

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Attention, Course Deadlines are Extended

Deadlines have been extended to February 2022 for the following CEETL courses: 

Steps: Complete Course Requirements, Receive Stipend — it's that Easy!

  1. Engage in the course for the required time commitment.
  2. Complete only the required assignments. 
  3. Fill out the attestation form. 

Note: No need to engage in all course materials. Only engage in the course material most interesting to you and the few required assignments! 

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PIE Certificates

We have organized our faculty development curriculum around three main components, which we refer to as Slices of Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE). All of our certificates consist of our Slices of PIE. Once completed, faculty will receive a certificate on a theme related to PIE. Learn More: PIE Certificates.

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We offer a variety of online courses, addressing equitable and inclusive online course design. These courses are typically asynchronous and self-paced.  

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Our micro-courses are short courses focused on one topic. The format is primarily asynchronous, with occasional optional Zoom sessions, and they are designed to be completed in about three hours or less.



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We facilitate and foster reflective teaching and learning communities throughout the academic year. These offer multidisciplinary opportunities for faculty to engage in theoretical discussions and reflect on teaching practices within a caring community.

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Teaching Portfolio

Our Portfolio workshops offer faculty the opportunity to create and develop their teaching ePortfolio. Learn best practices and basic strategies to start building your teaching portfolio. Showcase your teaching experience, philosophy, accomplishments and potential.


All stipends for CEETL course completions by eligible participants are processed through payroll and are subject to tax, so the final amount and timing for stipend payments may vary according to individual tax rates and employment status with the university. To monitor incoming payments, we recommend you turn on your bank notifications to get alerts on your accounts. All members of the SF State teaching community are welcome to engage in and complete CEETL faculty development courses for a certificate, but due to CSU policy the following appointments will not be eligible to receive a stipend: MPPs, Staff, FERP faculty, and individuals not actively employed at SF State.