Poynter-Cronkite Certificate for Adjunct Instructors


A practical, economical way to help adjuncts transition from newsroom to classroom. This new certificate program from Poynter and Arizona State covers the key skills for effective classroom teaching. Schools from Arizona State, Hawaii, Mississippi and more are already participating in this innovative program.

Adjunct faculty at many schools teach skills classes, but many lack grounding in pedagogy and have limited classroom experience. The Poynter-Cronkite Certificate for Adjunct Instructors is designed to fill those gaps.

Using a combination of self-directed online courses, instructor feedback and assessments, participants will learn the key skills they need to be effective classroom teachers and earn a certificate of proficiency from The Poynter Institute and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Organizations with adjunct professors already enrolled in the certificate:

  • Abilene Christian University

  • Arizona State University

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • California State University, Chico

  • High Point University

  • Marquette University

  • Miami University

  • Murray State University

  • Santa Clara University

  • University of Wisconsin, River Falls

  • University of Hawaii

  • University of Mississippi

  • University of Missouri

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • University of Tennessee Knoxville

  • Washington State University

The Certificate Program costs $299 per person, but group rates are available for schools and departments. Learn more and enroll here.