As we enter a new era of technological advancement, generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools will play an increasingly important role in shaping our professional work, classroom learning experiences, and personal lives. These tools have the potential to revolutionize the way we teach and learn, by providing new ways to engage students, personalize instruction, and create adaptive learning experiences.

This certificate program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to use generative AI tools effectively in your teaching practice. You will learn how to select and use the right tools for your needs, how to integrate them into your teaching, and how to assess their impact on student learning. You will also have the opportunity to network with other educators who are using AI in their classrooms, and to share your own experiences and insights.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Professional Certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the potential of generative AI tools to enhance teaching and learning experiences in their respective fields.
  • Critically assess ethical and social considerations related to the use of generative AI tools in education.
  • Develop pedagogical strategies for integrating generative AI tools into their teaching practice, including designing assignments and assessments.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate generative AI tools into institutional initiatives and programs.

Each workshop will use Zoom and Canvas. You will need to have a computer with an internet connection and a web browser. You will also need to be familiar with basic computer skills.

Week 1
  • Prompt Engineering with ChatGPT - This workshop is a one-hour synchronous online event where you can practice hands-on with ChatGPT.
  • Generative AI Tools for Education - This one-hour interactive group discussion covers some of the key developments in Generative AI technology and how it is being used in educational settings.
  • Supporting Self-Directed Learning with ChatGPT - This one-hour interactive group discussion will explore ways to use ChatGPT to support student study skills.
  • Supporting Project-Based Learning with ChatGPT - This one-hour interactive workshop will demonstrate how to support students in using ChatGPT to brainstorm ideas and revise and edit writing.
  • Ethical Implications of Generative AI - This one-hour interactive group discussion covers the potential ethical implications of Generative AI and how to think critically about its potential risks in education.
Week 2
  • Capstone Project - A Five-Hour Self-Paced Online Course - Develop a project pitch on communicating and implementing generative AI tools in your practice. You will be required to give a video presentation on your project.

Additional Details

Why Should I Choose this Program?

  • Gain research-based best practices and practical tools useful for using AI tools in the classroom
  • Cohort model allows you to learn in community and expand your networks
  • Designed by UNC Charlotte expert facilitators who are in the forefront of AI technology

Who Should Attend?

This certificate is open to anyone who wants to learn more about generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools for education. Whether you are a student, professional, or simply someone who is curious about the potential of AI, this course is ideal for you.



  • You must supply your own device and Internet access.
  • No textbooks are needed.

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Course Delivery


Next Start Date

May 29, 2024

Course Length

10 hours over 2 weeks