The Future Faculty Development Certificate (FFD) is designed to target the needs of graduate students who wish to pursue careers in academia. This certificate provides graduate students with the opportunity to expand their understanding and appreciation for faculty careers in postsecondary institutions.

The FFD is for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing an academic career track. Teaching is not a requirement for the FFD; rather, participants complete a project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Workshops attended may cover teaching issues or professional development.

As of January 26th, 2018, the Graduate Teacher Program has implemented a new sign-in system for our workshops and events. If you would like to check your progress beginning on this date, you can go to Please be aware that this process will take time. If you would like to check your status in the traditional way, it is still to email us at or If you would like to begin the process before attending any workshops or events, you may go the registration site and start your own file.

Please contact the Graduate Teacher Program office at (303) 492-4902 when you are ready to submit your materials. Submit to GTPCert@Colorado.Edu