Higher Education Teaching Certificate Program (HETC)

Professional, Applied and Continuing Education and the Graduate Studies Department at The University of Winnipeg are pleased to announce a new program - The Higher Education Teaching Certificate (HETC). This program will prepare students for teaching responsibilities they may undertake during and/or post-degree. It is intended to be an introduction to the teaching culture of Academia. It will also be useful for undergraduate students enrolled in Honors programs, and others for whom communication and presentation skills are important.

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Objectives

  • To introduce graduate students to the theory and practice of higher education pedagogy, including preparation, presentation, interaction and evaluation skills - and in particular, to support graduate students in their teaching experiences in the university setting
  • To give program participants the opportunity to develop their teaching and presentation skills in a supervised and collegial atmosphere
  • To provide the HETC certification in recognition of their completion of the program

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.

Outcomes

This course will be useful for undergraduate students enrolled in Honors programs, and others for whom communication and presentation skills are important.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact us at pacept@uwinnipeg.ca

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