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Higher Education Teaching Certificate (HETC)

Higher Education Teaching Certificate (HETC)

The Higher Education Teaching Certificate is a part-time program designed for current graduate studies, or recent alumni wanting to prepare for teaching responsibilities in a university setting. It is intended to be an introduction to the teaching culture of academia, providing a foundation for the theory and practice of higher education and pedagogy. This certificate emphasizes course preparation, communication and presentation skills.

This certificate program is available to International and Domestic Students.

Tuition and Fees

Current UWinnipeg graduate students or alumni who have graduated within the last 3 years: $100 per course

Admission Requirements

  • Be a current student in good standing in a University of Winnipeg graduate program or a graduate of a University of Winnipeg graduate program within the past three years.

Application Procedure (No Charge)

To apply for the program, please fill out the Higher Education Teaching Certificate Application and email to gradstudies@uwinnipeg.ca 

Higher Education Teaching Certificate Application

You will be notified by email if you have been accepted into the program. Details on how to register for courses will follow in the email.

Program Overview

Student are required to complete Planning & Preparing to Teach, Teaching & Presenting in an Academic Setting and an 18 hour Practicum.

1) Planning and Preparing to Teaching
Preparation of a course syllabus, including the development of course objectives or course outcomes; preparation for teaching a course; philosophy of teaching and learning; evaluation; creating an assessment rubric; defending your assessment decisions; and issues related to course delivery. As part of this course, participants prepare a Teaching Point Of View (TPOV), Teaching Dossier and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

2) Teaching and Presenting in an Academic Setting
This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire a set of teaching strategies ranging from direct to highly interactive, facilitative ones. As a result, they learn how to teach not just to their students but also, for, with and by them and meet both their cognitive and affective needs in the process. An important feature of this workshop is that all participants are provided opportunities to practice these diverse strategies and receive thoroughgoing feedback including videotape feedback.

3) Practicum
As part of this course, students attend and engage in the following teaching and learning experiences: discipline-related workshops, conferences and/or departmental meetings/events. These experiences will be journaled and students will also participate in a supervised teaching experience of at least 9 hours involving classroom, seminar and/or lecture classes. The teaching experience includes mentored experiences through the processes of the preparation of a teaching plan, an assessment of the teaching and of the students’ progress.

For more information, contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at gradstudies@uwinnipeg.ca.