Teaching and Assessment Certificate (TAC)

Teaching and Assessment Certificate (TAC):
at a glance

Credential(s) Earned

Certificate in Teaching and Assessment from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Program Length

Course 1 – approximately 20 hours, anticipated 6 month duration;
Course 2 – approximately 30 hours, anticipated 1 year duration;
Course 3 – approximately 20 hours, anticipated 1 year duration

Delivery Method

Part time
Course 1 – cohort-based, face-to-face;
Course 2 – continuous enrollment, fully online, self directed;
Course 3 – continuous enrollment, fully online

Start Date

Courses delivered via cohort model begin in October each year; Courses delivered via continuous enrollment begin any time

Career Opportunities

The purpose of this certificate is to support Faculty throughout their teaching and learning journey at all levels of development.  This certificate is also foundational for new Faculty and experienced Faculty interested in updating their teaching and learning theories and strategies.

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Is TAC for me?

The purpose of this certificate is to support Faculty throughout their teaching and learning journey at all levels of development.  This certificate is also foundational for new Faculty and experienced Faculty interested in updating their teaching and learning theories and strategies.

A performance-based learning framework is used to deepen Faculty understanding and practice of educational principles and methods that enhance student learning experiences.  All three courses in the TAC certificate are designed so participants can immediately transfer their learning to their classroom or online teaching environments.

The certificate is comprised of the following three (3) courses:

Course 1: Fundamentals of Experiential Learning (cohort based; face to face delivery)
Course 2: Fundamentals of Course Design (continuous enrollment; fully online)*
Course 3: The Evidence-based Educator (coming soon!)**

*please note, this is the TAC requirement for faculty progression from the Assistant Professor to Associate Professor level in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
**this course is strongly recommended for faculty progression from the Associate Professor to Professor level

Consider this program if you:

  • are an educator looking to further specialize and be challenged in your teaching and learning practice
  • are eager and motivated to continue your development as an education professional
  • have a passion for teaching and learning in the health professions
  • are interested in applying for Michener Faculty promotion

How long does it take?

Course 1: Fundamentals of Experiential Learning

The first course of the Teaching and Assessment Certificate (TAC) is offered in a cohort format and delivered face-to-face over the course of the academic year.  All course work – including in-class sessions, online preparation and assessments – will take approximately 20 hours to complete.  Typically, there is one in-class session per month.

Course 2: Fundamentals of Course Design

The second course of the Teaching and Assessment Certificate (TAC) is offered in a continuous enrollment format and delivered fully online.  Course work is comprised of eight (8) modules which will take approximately 30 hours to complete.  While this course is entirely self-directed, participants can expect hands-on support throughout their learning experience.

Course 3: The Evidence-based Educator

Coming Soon!

What will I learn?

Course 1: Fundamentals of Experiential Learning

This course will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively facilitate and assess learning in laboratory and simulated health care environments.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Experiential Learning
  • Module 2: Running the Action – Facilitating Simulation & Laboratory Activities
  • Module 3: Working with Simulated Participants
  • Module 4: Debriefing Simulation & Laboratory Activities
  • Module 5: Performance-based Assessment

Course 2: Fundamentals of Course Design

This course introduces participants to evidence-based teaching theory and practice.  This is explored through the design of course competencies, learning objectives, assessments and learning plans.  Participants will design their own course or make major revisions to an existing course based on the principles of performance-based learning.  This course will support Faculty’s progression from Assistant to Associate professorship and is organized around eight (8) modules dedicated to main evidence-based themes, including:

  • Module 1: Performance-based learning in the teaching and learning process
  • Module 2: Setting up your course
  • Module 3: Writing competencies
  • Module 4: Developing performance standards
  • Module 5: Writing learning objectives
  • Module 6: Creating performance assessment tasks
  • Module 7: Designing teaching and learning plan
  • Module 8: Creating your course outline

Course 3: The Evidence-Based Educator

Coming Soon!

 

Note: Courses do not need to be taken sequentially, although we recommend completing them in order