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Teaching Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Foundations in University Teaching

This non-credit course prepares doctoral students for teaching in a higher education environment with a focus on engaging course design, inclusive teaching, teaching with technology, and incorporating impactful peer and self-assessment techniques. Learners will develop critical teaching skills through a hands-on workshop model and will use reflection as a tool to explore strategies that they can bring into their own classrooms. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and a notation on their transcript.


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Throughout this course, learners will:
  • Develop skills to create and foster inclusive learning environments 
  • Explore possible tools and technologies that can be integrated into courses to develop meaningful learning experiences 
  • Engage in critical reflection about teaching and learning in higher education  
  • Evaluate different approaches to the course design process 
Participants registered for the course will be expected to complete the following:
  • Attend in-person class sessions and engage in all in-class learning activities
  • Submit a pre-course reflection
  • Submit a reflection for each session
  • Submit a post-course reflection

GTA Training – Best Practices in Teaching

This self-paced certificate provides foundational knowledge in key areas of teaching and learning through three self-paced instructional videos. In the first video, you will learn strategies for your first day with students, including how to create an inclusive classroom environment. The second video will provide strategies on how to engage students so they are actively involved in the learning process. The third video will provide strategies on how to both give and receive feedback. Although the main audience is teaching assistants, the instructional videos will provide a useful starting point for anyone looking for foundational teaching support.

Registration for this certificate can be completed through the self-registration portal in MyLearningSpace.

  • Identify strategies to build an inclusive classroom community in your own teaching context
  • Define Student Engagement and distinguish it from compliance
  • Identify strategies that you can adopt in your class to encourage student engagement
  • Identify strategies to provide effective feedback to students
  • Recognize the benefits of receiving feedback on your teaching

To complete the certificate, participants must watch all three videos and complete a “3-2-1” reflection quiz on the information and strategies provided in the video presentations.


  1. The First Day
  2. Engaging Your Students
  3. Assessment and Feedback

It is anticipated that each module will take approximately 15-20 mins to complete. The certificate is self-paced.