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Teaching and Learning Certificate Program

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

What do participants say?

What will participants receive?

Participants who successfully complete the TLCP Foundations course will receive: 

  • a $400 stipend
  • a certificate 
  • mentoring support for one year
  • the opportunity to receive 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 at least 32 hours total over a period of six weeks. 
  • The training includes two required face-to-face meetings—one at the beginning and one at the end of the course. These meetings typically run from 10 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Each week, participants should expect to dedicate at least four hours to completing online readings and activities.
  • Each Friday between the first and last meetings, participants will attend a 30-minute videoconference to reflect on what they've learned from the latest module of online readings and activities. These meetings will be offered in the morning and afternoon so that participants can select the time that works best for them. 

What are the participation and assignment requirements?

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

  • Attend both face-to-face meetings and at least three out of four video conferences.
  • Complete weekly online readings, videos, quizzes, and discussions.
  • Complete all assignments, including the development of a teaching philosophy aligned with DePaul’s mission.

Upcoming Cohorts

  • Spring 2020

    Application Deadline: February 2, 2020
    Notification DateFebruary 13, 2020
    Start Date: April 13, 2020
    End Date: May 22, 2020

    Apply

  • Fall 2020

    Application Deadline: August 23, 2020
    Notification Date: September 9, 2020
    Start Date: October 2, 2020
    End Date: November 13, 2020

    Apply

Cohort Schedules

  • Fall 2019 Schedule

    Course Begins: September 30, 2019, Online (activities in D2L with no fixed meeting time)
    Meeting 1: October 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm,  Arts and Letters 314 (2315 N Kenmore Ave​), Lunch provided
    30 Minute Weekly Check-ins: October 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm (participants choose time) via Zoom Video Conference
    Meeting 3 (Course Ends): November 8, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, DePaul Club (1 E Jackson Blvd, Room 11018, Lunch provided

  • Spring 2020 Schedule

    Course Begins: April 13 2020, Online (D2L)
    Meeting 1: April 17, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Richardson Library Idea Lab (2350 N Kenmore, Room 207), Lunch provided
    30 Minute Weekly Check-ins: April 24, May 1, 8, and 15, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm (participants choose time) via Zoom Video Conference
    Meeting 2 (Course Ends): May 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, DePaul Club (1 E Jackson Blvd, Room 11018, Lunch provided

  • Fall 2020 Schedule

    Course Begins: October 2, 2020, Online (D2L)
    Meeting 1: October 9, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Location TBD, Lunch provided
    30 Minute Weekly Check-ins: October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm (participants choose time) via Zoom Video Conference
    Meeting 2 (Course Ends): November 13, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Location TBD, Lunch provided​

Who should I contact with questions? 

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

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