ETE10 Pathways

ETE10 is aligned with the mission statement of Utah State University "by fostering the principle that academics comes first" and to the mission of Empowering Teaching Excellence program "to elevate and promote our culture of teaching excellence" here at USU. This voluntary program sponsored by Academic and Instructional Services (AIS) is designed for tenure track and non-tenure track faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, professional practice faculty, adjunct instructors, and graduate instructors.

Participants in the ETE 10 program earn digital badges, or microcredentials, designed in a three-tiered framework based on documentation of teaching improvement activities, and can earn two culminating certificates. These certificates can be used as evidence of ones teaching improvement and dedication to student success. 

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How it Works

Thank you for participating in the ETE 10 program, in this program you will have the opportunity to earn badges and certificates as you are working to improve your teaching. These are awarded through the ETE 10 Canvas Course using Badgr (an online badging system). In Canvas, each badge is set up with it's own module. To apply for a badge, submit the assignment in the corresponding module. The certificates build on each other, first the Teaching Scholar Certificate then the Master Teacher Certificate. After you have been awarded the required badges, you will be awarded the corresponding certificate. See what badges and certificates are available below! Then look at the submission requirements in the canvas modules.

Certificates

The ETE10 Teaching Scholar Certificate and Master Teaching Certificates are the culminating credentials in the ETE10 program. A total of 10 ETE badges must be earned from each of the three tiers (Engage, Implement, and Contribute) to stack toward a certificate.

Teaching Scholar Certificate

The first certificate is earned fist by earning 10 badges (6 engage, 3 implement, 1 contribute badges) and submitting a Teaching Philosophy.

Master Teacher Certificate

This certificate is earned next by earning 10 more badges (4 engage, 3 implement, 3 contribute badges) in addition to those earned for the Teaching Scholar Certificate totaling 20 badges.

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Badges stack to create the certificate

Engage Badge Requirements

Attend an ETE event or complete the course and submit a reflection

Engage Badges

  • Individualized CIDI Consultation
  • Online Instructor Training Course
  • CIDI Workshops
  • E-Learning Workshops
  • ETE affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • ETE Podcasts
  • ETE Faculty Seminar Series
  • Foundation Forum
  • Graduate Training Series Events
  • Learning Circles
  • OER Workshops or Webinars
  • PSY-6930 Teaching Apprenticeship
  • Off-Campus Teaching Workshops or Conferences
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Implement Badges

Add a new technique to a course discovered from event attendance or develop or redevelop an online course that passes a quality rubric evaluation or receive and complete the specifications for an AIS grant and submit a reflection.

  • AIS Teaching Grants
  • Individualized CIDI Consultation
  • Online Instructor Training Course
  • CIDI Workshops
  • E-Learning Workshops
  • ETE affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • ETE Podcasts
  • ETE Faculty Seminar Series
  • Foundation Forum
  • Graduate Training Series Events
  • Learning Circles
  • OER Workshops or Webinars
  • PSY-6930 Teaching Apprenticeship
  • Off-Campus Teaching Workshops or Conferences
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Contribute Badges

Lead or present at an event and share applicable materials or serve a two-year term on the ETE Faculty Committee or publish an article in the Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence or create an open educational resource or provide a peer review of a course.

  • E-Learning Workshops
  • ETE affiliated Events and Workshops
  • ETE Conferences
  • ETE Faculty Committee
  • ETE Podcasts
  • ETE Faculty Seminar Series
  • Foundation Forum Events
  • Foundations of USU Teaching
  • Journal of Empowering Teaching Excellence Articles
  • Learning Circles
  • OERs
  • Peer Review Course Evaluations
  • PSY-6930 Teaching Apprenticeship
  • Off-Campus Teaching Workshops or Conferences
  • Other Teaching Workshops or Events on Campus
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Certificates

The ETE10 Teaching Scholar Certificate and Master Teaching Certificates are the culminating credentials in the ETE10 program. A total of 10 ETE badges must be earned from each of the three tiers (Engage, Implement, and Contribute) to stack toward a certificate.

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