Higher Education Teaching Certificate Program (HETC)

The Higher Education Teaching Certificate is designed for current graduate studies or honours students, 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 part time program includes two 18 hour courses and a student-designed practicum.

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  • To provide graduate or honours students or recent alumni with the theory and practice to teach in a university setting


  • Introduce the theory and practice of higher education pedagogy, including course preparation, presentation, interaction and evaluation skills
  • Develop teaching and presentation skills
  • Refine preparation and presentation skills through practical application in a student-designed practicum experience

Additional Comments

The length of this program does NOT allow for application of a study visa. Only international students who are currently studying at the University of Winnipeg will be considered for this program.


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

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Faculty of Graduate Studies students and alumni who graduated within one year of application receive a reduced tuition of $100 per course. All other students will pay $300 per course.


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