This certificate will enable professors, instructors, lecturers and other academic staff at different stages of career development to enhance multiple aspects of their teaching skills and knowledge in order to excel in competitive academic environments.
Please note: This certificate is not intended for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. We encourage you to register in our Certificates in University Teaching and Learning, which are tailored for your teaching contexts.
You need to complete two courses. Teaching and Learning Theories, Practices and Assessments (required) and one other elective.
Please note: The Teaching and Learning Theories, Practices and Assessments course and the Blended and Online Learning course cannot be taken in the same semester.
Once you've fulfilled the requirements, please click the link below to fill out a form to request your certificate.
There are four courses in this certificate: Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories and Assessments (required), Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching Learning (elective), Educational Leadership and Mentorship (elective), and Blended and Online Learning (elective).
Once you have completed the required course and one elective course, you are eligible to receive the certificate.
Please note: The Teaching and Learning Theories, Practices and Assessments course and the Blended and Online Learning course cannot be taken in the same term.
Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories and Assessments
Explore teaching and learning practices, theories, and assessments as they relate to your teaching context and priorities. You will engage in conversations and activities that are grounded in a learning-centred, evidence-based approach which focuses on students’ learning as well as your own.
Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
Engage in interdisciplinary conversations about learning-centred inquiry and scholarship in teaching and learning. You will consider your teaching and learning context and critically explore general and discipline-specific teaching and learning scholarship.
Educational Leadership and Mentorship
Examine educational leadership and mentorship practices while leading an initiative that helps others to strengthen their teaching and learning practices. You will articulate an educational leadership and mentorship philosophy statement and document your learning and growth in your teaching dossier.
Blended and Online Learning
Enhance your blended and online learning practice through an interactive and interdisciplinary online learning experience. Explore the foundations of blended and online learning pedagogy, engage with blended and online course design models and learning technologies, and expand your teaching practices.