GTA and PTI Digital Badges


Graduate Student and PTI Badges

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers CETL Digital Badges to verify completion of in-person training. Digital Badges are a widely recognized way of verifying training. They can be stored in a Mozilla backpack or on Credly, attached to LinkedIn and other social media, added as icons on a personal website, or simply noted in a vita.

Badges provide a means of recognizing the commitment our graduate teaching assistants and part-time instructors have to improving their teaching at GSU and to preparing themselves to be responsible members of the academic community.  They are free to earn and are awarded as a means of illustrating our appreciation for the work students put in to their training.

Get Started

A list of available badges appears below. To apply for a CETL Digital Badge, complete the:
Badge Application  

For more information on badges, contact Jennifer Hall at

Badges Available


To receive the CETL Affiliate Badge the recipient must have completed pedagogy training, attended 8 training hours beyond pedagogy course and received a Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT).


To receive the CETLMentor Badge the recipient must have completed all elements of CETL Affiliate plus offered a GIFT and presented at the Conference on Scholarly teaching.


To receive the CETL Scholar Badge the recipient must have completed all elements of CETL Affiliate and CETL Mentor plus published an article on pedagogy.


To receive the CETL General Pedagogy Training Badge, the recipient must participate in the following activities:

  • Attend two 5 hour pedagogy training sessions
  • Attend an additional 5 hours of pedagogy training
  • Submit a teaching philosophy
  • Submit a sample syllabus
  • Submit a sample assignment
  • Submit a sample rubric
  • Submit an observation of two faculty members

To receive the CETL ITA Training Badge, the recipient is required to:

  • Complete ESL 7500: Teaching at the University for International GTAs
  • Attend 4 additional training workshops for International GTAs
  • Receive an ITA teaching observation

The recipient of the CETL WAC Pedagogy Badge must attend a two-day Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshop offered by Georgia State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  In the workshop, the recipient will learn about WAC philosophy, WAC-based assignment construction, and WAC-based feedback. Students must also attend 4 one-hour training workshops of their choosing offered by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Calendar of Workshops Toward Digital Badges