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February 8, 2016
 
 
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Graduate Programming



There are two teaching certificates available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all campuses in the Laurier community. 

The University Teaching Foundations Certificate (UTF) consists of a series of hands-on workshops and microteaching sessions to provide a basic foundation for success in the classroom as a teaching assistant as well as gain transferable skills to use in future employment opportunities. The certificate can be completed in as little as one term. Click here for full certificate and registration details.

A second certificate, the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) focuses on teaching in your academic setting, scholarship of teaching and learning, practicing fundamental skills in a classroom setting, and preparing for an academic teaching career. There are two certificate streams: one aimed at Masters students and a second aimed at Doctoral students. The certificate is very flexible as a large portion of work can be completed on your own time in a self-directed manner. Completion of the UTF Certificate is a required pre-requisite for this certificate. Click here for full certificate and registration details.

The current PhD-level non-credit course will continue to be offered, a cross-institutional committee of experienced and interested faculty will be brought together in the new academic year to review the program to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of Laurier's PhD students.


Waterloo Campus - Winter 2016 Workshop Registration

Workshops Required for UTF (Click date to Register):

 Planning for your Classes  |  January 21 or March 29
 Active Learning in Your Classroom  |  January 27 or March 2
 Understanding your Students  |  January 25 or February 9
 How Can I Tell my Students are Learning?  |  January 22 or March 17

Only one of the following is required:
  The Intercultural Classroom  |  March 14
  Intercultural Communication in Feedback and Conflict  |  March 21
Workshops Required for UTC (Click date to Register):

 Describing your Teaching Approach 
 Describing your Teaching Approach: Peer Feedback
 Graduate Perspectives: Current Topics in Higher Education  (UTF Participants also welcome!)
Team-based Learning (all grad students are welcome to attend!)
Microteaching Sessions:

  Register for February 11, 2016 
  Register for February 17, 2016
  Register for February 24, 2016
Register for March 2, 2016
  Register for March 11, 2016
  
Register for March 22, 2016 


Brantford Campus - Winter 2016 Workshop Registration

Workshops Required for UTF (Click to Register): 

  Planning for your Classes
  Active Learning in Your Classroom 
  Understanding your Students 
  How Can I Tell my Students are Learning?
  The Intercultural Classroom - If you need to attend this workshop, contact Kyra (kjones@wlu.ca)
Workshops Required for UTC (Click to Register):

  Describing your Teaching Approach 
  Describing your Teaching Approach: Peer Feedback
  Graduate Perspectives: Current Topics in Higher Education  (Waterloo Campus, UTF Participants also welcome!)
Microteaching Sessions:

  Register for February 17, 2016 
  Register for March 23, 2016

UTF Intensive Offering (Winter 2016)

The University Teaching Foundations Certificate is also offered in a intensive session in which the five required workshops and two required microteaching sessions are offered through 6 sessions over a span of 10 days. 

  Register Here (Registration Opens April 1st)



Program Coordinator:


Dr. Kyra Jones, Educational Developer
kjones@wlu.ca  | ext. 4736