New Teachers Certificate Program

Residency Programs

Teaching New Teachers Certificate Program

The Teaching New Teachers (TNT) certificate program was designed to expose CPHS residents to teaching, and to help them develop and improve their skills in this area.

The program prepares pharmacy residents to teach a class to students.  Opportunities are available in Nonprescription Drugs, Therapeutics, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Skills Lab, and electives.  Both PGY1 and PGY2 residents co-precept fourth-year PharmD students during the advanced pharmacy practice experiences. 

The type and quantity of teaching varies with each residency, but all Campbell residency programs provide the amount teaching experience needed to complete the TNT program.

The certificate program consists of nine sessions.  Each session includes activities that prepare the resident to teach in class.  For example, residents write their learning objectives in the Curriculum Design and Course Planning sessions, develop cases in the Teaching in Class session, and write multiple choice test questions in the Assessing Students session. 


Pharmacy Education:  What Matters in Teaching and Learning by Sylvia LM and Barr JT.
Supplemental articles posted on Blackboard.

Requirements to complete certification

  • Attend TNT Seminars
  • Complete the following teaching assignments
    • Prepare and present one presentation to students that is at least 45 minute
    • Write test questions for one presentation
    • Lead two case discussion sessions with pharmacy students
    • Prepare and present a continuing education program which offers CME or ACPE credit
    • Co-precept pharmacy clerkship student(s) for one month
  • Complete the required teaching evaluations which include assessments by the preceptor or faculty
  • Complete an online teaching portfolio which includes the following
    • List of teaching activities
    • Philosophy of teaching statement
    • Materials for each teaching session
    • Documentation of clerkship teaching
    • Documentation of any other courses to improve your instructional ability

Example Schedule



Late July   

Basics of Education

Mid August  

Curriculum Design and Course Planning
Professionalism and Civility in the Classroom

Late August  

Teaching in Class
Introduction to Precepting

Mid September    

Assessing Students

Mid October

Practice presentations  (10 minutes)

Mid December

Technology in the Classroom

Mid February   

Professionalism and Civility in the Classroom

Mid March   

Precepting Students and Clinical Site Development

Late May  

Surviving your Teaching Assessments

June 1

Teaching Portfolios are due


Stephen Fuller, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Phone: (919) 233-6000, ext.119
[email protected]

Ann Marie Nye, PharmD, FASCP, CGP
Phone: (252) 744-2612
[email protected]