College Teaching in Engineering


The EED, in collaboration with the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, offers a cross-listed course entitled, “College Teaching in Engineering”.  The course is designed as initial preparation for instruction in professional engineering programs at the college level.  It focuses on those skills, strategies and issues common to university teaching in general and engineering instruction more specifically.  This course is designed to introduce the learner to the scholarship of teaching and learning and the research literature relevant to practicing teachers of engineering.  

Participants in the course have been engineering graduate students from a broad array of majors across the college, undergraduates with experience as undergraduate teaching assistants, post-doctoral students, and current faculty.  The course carries two semester credits and is offered in two versions:

  1. FABENG 7220 graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and
  2. ENGREDU 7220 graded A-E.

Since 2007, the School of Education Policy & Leadership, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (now part of OSU’s Michael V. Drake Insititute for Teaching and Learning), and the Graduate School at The Ohio State University have been collaborative partners of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching.  This specialization is for any graduate student interested in engaging in a rigorous, structured exploration of the theories and practice of university–level teaching, both in general and in their own discipline, and to develop skills and experience that enable them to be reflective, scholarly teachers as they prepare to enter the professoriate.  This specialization is open to any graduate or professional student in good standing at The Ohio State University. The course “College Teaching in Engineering” is one of the disciplinary-based courses within the curriculum and is required of engineering students.