My university is offering a certificate in 'teaching science and engineering' this semester. It's for graduate students. I'm about 1.5 years from finishing my PhD in physics, and hoping to eventually get a job teaching at a liberal arts college. Would having this certificate make any difference to my resume? I've taught labs and mentored a few undergrad students in research projects, but haven't taught any full-blown classes, and I probably won't get the chance anytime soon. The only catch is that I'm told it's likely to be more engineering-oriented than anything else, just because of the vast numbers of engineering students vs science students who might take it - but that can't be too much different than teaching a physics class, right? Anyone done this? Or been on a hiring committee who could give me some advice? I do plan to do at least one post-doc before looking for a faculty position, but it has a good chance of not being at a university, so I might not get any more teaching experience.