The graduate school at my university offers a teaching certificate program that grad students can achieve through extra course work (9 hours), a teaching project (e.g., write or revise a lab manual), scholarship of teaching (e.g., scientific poster with a teaching element), and the creation of a teaching portfolio. This certificate is billed as an academic credential that enhances students' opportunities for academic employment. I believe it is formally listed on the transcript as well. As my ultimate goal is to be a tenure-track researcher at a large R01 school, I wonder if something like this certificate would be beneficial for me or will search committees not care because my research productivity/performance is what is important. Thoughts?