Teaching and Learning Certification of Completion

The Teaching and Learning Certification Program offers faculty the opportunity to customize their coursework to meet their instructional needs.

In order to complete the certification program, participants will need to complete six hours of training in each of the three topic areas. Participants earn the certification upon the successful completion of a total of 18 training hours.

Substitutions for CPE courses, such as discipline-specific conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes, will be considered satisfactory for completion of one-half or 50 percent of the course requirement in each of the three topic areas. Permission for substitutions is requested through the department chairperson or supervisor.

Certification program courses are designed by in-house faculty and other academic professionals and are offered throughout the school year.

Topic Areas


Both new and experienced faculty can benefit from training based on traditional educational theory and current research.

Suggested topics include:

  • Student-Centered Syllabus
  • Learning and Teaching Styles
  • Engaging the Student
  • Assessing Student Learning
  • Student-Centered Learning

Classroom Management

Post-secondary students are a diverse and challenging population. Understanding how to manage, engage and motivate these students is essential to student-centered learning and institutional success.

Suggested topics include:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Student Diversity
  • Coaching Skills
  • Leading Successful Projects
  • Disabilities and Legal Implications
  • Handling Difficult Students
  • Understanding the College Student — Making Connections

Integrating Instructional Technology

Effective integration of technology in classroom instruction serves to guide, expand and enhance student-centered teaching and learning. Faculty will be given an opportunity to learn how to integrate different types of technology into their instructional plans.

Suggested topics include:

  • Using Brightspace to Enhance Your Courses
  • Using Technology to Reach a Broad Spectrum of Learners
  • Classroom Technology:
    • Instructor Console, DVD, webcam, document cam (Mobile Computer Units)
    • Exploring emerging technologies for teaching


Get in Touch

Center for Professional Excellence
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 1042