Teaching and Learning Research Certificate

The Teaching and Learning Research Certificate is a SEDA-accredited program designed to build knowledge, capacity, and enthusiasm for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. The courses within this certificate program provide an opportunity to develop knowledge of research design and implementation, an appreciation of ethical and professional research practices, experience conducting research in the classroom, and an opportunity to engage in peer review and dissemination of research findings. The program includes 3 courses: One on-site, one online, and one hybrid. Courses must be taken in the following order: TLR. 001, TLR. 002, TLR. 003.

Registration for Course 1 is now closed! 

Course 1: TLR. 001:  Research Design and Ethics

(In Class at Lakeshore: Room H206)

This course will introduce participants to the research process, with particular regard to research on teaching and learning. Specifically, participants will learn how to develop a focused research question and design an appropriate research method to systematically and ethically gather evidence. Participants will also learn about research ethics through completion an online training module. Completion of the course will involve the creation of a formal written research proposal. Throughout, participants will provide and receive peer feedback on research ideas, as an introduction to the peer review process.

Monday’s, 10am-3pm,

May 27-June 24, 2019


20 Credit Hours 

Course 2: TLR. 002:  Independent Research Project


In this course, participants will conduct a teaching and learning research project in a classroom environment. In particular, participants will prepare a proposal, obtain ethics approval from the relevant institutional review board, and collect and analyze data to inform their research question. Participants will also engage in online communication with the course facilitator. Following the data analysis phase, participants will write a summary report of their project, engage in critical reflection on the success of the project, and identify future areas for investigation and improvement.

September 2019 to April 2020

30 Credit Hours

Course 3: TLR. 003: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

(Hybrid –online and on-site)

This course will introduce participants to the scholarship aspect of teaching and learning research. Participants will be exposed to a range of topics in the peer-reviewed teaching and learning literature through weekly readings and discussions.  Participants will also become contributors to the SoTL literature, through the delivery of a presentation of their independent research project, and the submission of an abstract for consideration at an external Teaching and Learning conference. They will also prepare a brief written report based on their project and submit it for consideration for publication in a peer-reviewed Teaching and Learning journal. Throughout, peer review and reflection will serve as important tools in helping participants develop a sense of what makes a strong research project and presentation.

Dates TBD 

15 Credit Hours 

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Marsh at Heidi.Marsh@humber.ca