Academic Staff Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
6 months (suggested)
3 - 4 hours per week
Blended (online and in-class)
The Academic Staff Certificate in University Teaching and Learning provides you with an opportunity to acquire evidence-based teaching expertise, reflect on your practice and develop your teaching dossier.
Inspired by Kenny et al.’s (2017) Teaching Expertise Framework in Postsecondary Education, the certificate recognizes that university teaching is complex and multi-faceted, and that teaching expertise is developed through an ongoing learning process that continues over time (Hendry & Dean, 2002; Kreber, 2002).
Through the program, you’ll become part of a cohort of scholars as you develop skills and confidence in supporting student learning, success and engagement. You’ll also document your understanding of teaching and learning into a robust dossier that reflects your evolving experience, goals and skills.
This certificate will enable professors, instructors, lecturers and other academic staff at different stages of career development to gain essential teaching skills and knowledge in order to excel in competitive academic environments.
Accredited by the Educational Developers’ Caucus of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Fall 2019 application deadline
August 8, 2019
Winter 2020 application deadline
Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories and Assessments
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
Educational Leadership and Mentorship
You will learn to
Select and implement evidence-based teaching practices within your own context to create meaningful learning experiences
Examine, apply and critique key theories and/or methodologies in postsecondary teaching and learning
Design and develop an aligned course, project, and/or activity that is learning-centred
Implement methods for assessing student learning and self-assessing your own teaching, scholarship and/or leadership practices
Engage with, learn from and contribute to a cross-disciplinary community of peers
Describe and explore institutional priorities such as inclusivity, Indigenous engagement, mental health and internationalization as they relate to teaching and learning across multiple contexts
Document and critically reflect on your teaching/leadership philosophy, approaches and impact in a curated dossier
Formulate a plan to further develop your teaching, scholarship and/or leadership practices
You will need to complete Teaching and Learning Practices, Theories and Assessments (required) as a pre-requisite for the other two courses. Afterwards, you can choose between Inquiry and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Educational Leadership and Mentorship to complete the certificate.