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Teaching and Learning Certificate Program


Applications for Spring TLCP Foundations Now Open

DePaul's Teaching and Learning Certificate Program (TLCP) supports the university's strategic goal to enhance faculty teaching effectiveness and helps faculty continue to grow as transformative, mission-driven educators. The program begins with TLCP Foundations, a six-week course that covers the essentials of effective and inspired teaching at DePaul. Participants will learn how to:

  • integrate DePaul’s mission into teaching practices
  • align measurable course objectives with activities and instructional content
  • employ fair and effective assessment strategies that improve learning
  • use teaching strategies that promote active learning
  • create learning environments that are inclusive, respectful, and productive
  • encourage metacognition and reflection

Apply for Spring TLCP Foundations

The Application will close on Monday, March 11th, 2024. 

What will participants receive?

Participants who successfully complete the TLCP Foundations course will receive: 

  • a $400 stipend
  • a certificate 
  • the opportunity to participate in a peer coaching program
  • additional incentives and recognition for completing more advanced and specialized training beyond TLCP Foundations

How much time will it take to complete the course?

The schedule tables near the bottom of this page provide details on meeting dates and times for specific cohorts. Generally speaking, the time commitment and meeting requirements for every cohort are as follows:

  • Participants should expect to invest 30-35 hours total over a period of six weeks. 
  • The training includes three required synchronous online meetings. Each meeting will be approximately 90 minutes. 
  • Each week, participants should expect to dedicate at least four hours to completing online readings and activities.

What are the participation and assignment requirements?

To receive credit and compensation for the course, participants must:

  • Attend all synchronous meetings
  • Complete weekly online readings, videos, quizzes, and discussions.
  • Complete all assignments, including the development of a teaching philosophy aligned with DePaul’s mission.

Spring 2024 Schedule

The program will start when the D2L course opens on April 22nd, 2024. Online work will continue each week until the program ends on May 31st, 2024.

April 22nd, 2024
9:00 am 
Course Opens in D2L
April 26th, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Meeting via Zoom
May 17th, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Meeting via Zoom

May 31st, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Meeting via Zoom

Who should I contact with questions?

For questions about TLCP Foundations or other faculty development programs and events at DePaul, email facultydevelopment@depaul.edu.