Teaching Effectiveness Certificate - Program

The Teaching Effectiveness Certificate program is designed for those interested in the field of teaching or private sector training. The courses within this certificate program provide participants with an opportunity to explore best practices in teaching and learning and apply the skills learned in a safe environment with other classmates.

The certificate is comprised of five individual courses that are designed to develop essential teaching competencies.

Each course is delivered over two or three Saturdays (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), or is available online. Registration is available on the CE website.  Upon successful completion of the five courses, participants receive a Certificate of Completion. will be offered each term. 

This Certificate is under review to receive the Learning Teaching and Assessing accreditation award by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) of the United Kingdom to ensure quality and alignment in teaching and learning values and philosophies. For more information, please visit Learning Teaching and Assessing Award Information. Anticipated accreditation: 2018.

DEV.101 Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Creating a positive learning environment is the cornerstone of effective teaching. This course examines effective teaching and learning practices and explores strategies to engage adult learners in a variety of diverse educational settings. The participants will explore strategies for the promotion and maintenance of positive physical, instructional, and psychological climates for learning. The main goal of this course is to provide participants with teaching techniques and skills necessary to become an effective teacher.

DEV.102 Learning Technology

The purpose of this course is to explore how various forms of technology can be used to create an effective learning environment. Participants will be able to explain a rationale for choosing specific types of technology in the design of a course or training session. Participants will be exposed to of a variety of technology resources and assess their value in education.

DEV.103 Preparing for Instruction

Preparing for instruction examines the importance of preparation and planning in a teaching and learning environment. This course introduces participants to the benefits of structured lesson plan design that reflects various domains and levels of learning. Participants will design a lesson plan that includes activating, acquiring, applying and assessing knowledge that aligns with course outcomes and learning objectives.

DEV.104 Evaluation Techniques

Evaluation Techniques explores the various elements in designing and evaluating student assessments that align with course and learning outcomes. Participants will explore the rationale for selecting specific formal and informal strategies of assessment for/as/of learning.  Techniques for giving effective feedback, and creating authentic and differentiated assessments will be examined.  Participants will design an assessment and a corresponding rubric to assess learning.

DEV.105 Delivering Instruction

Delivering Instruction represents the culmination of the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired throughout the Teaching Effectiveness Certificate.  Active learning strategies and the differentiated instruction approach will be practiced experientially to assist participants in improving their teaching practice. Participants will deliver two mini lessons to their peers and have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback in a safe and positive learning environment.

Note: The courses must be taken in the following order: DEV 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.

Each course can be taken EITHER in-class OR online.

If you have any questions please call: (416) 675-6622 ext. 5040 or email Tara Lew at tara.lew@humber.ca

For customized delivery for your organization contactl Carol Appleby, Director, Professional Learning at: (416) 675-6622 ext. 4127 or carol.appleby@humber.ca

To Register: 

Online:  Teaching Effectiveness Certificate

In Person:  Visit the Customer Service and Registration Centre at the North or Lakeshore Campus

Visit:  Teaching Effectiveness Certificate for the current dates that courses are being offered