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This online, part-time certificate trains you to develop and strengthen your skills in designing, developing, and leading university, Cegep, college, and continuing education courses.  

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Saul Carliner

Professor, Department of Education


Dr. Carliner is eager to work with C-Teach students by sharing his experience as a university, continuing education and training instructor. He has decades of experience teaching education, professional writing, communications, and community leadership in a variety of modes—face-to-face, live virtual, self-study, and hyflex.

The courses in the program are also informed by his research and service. Among his funded research is a three-year project to identify research-based guidelines that address everyday teaching challenges in higher education. Other projects include serving as Provost’s Fellow for e-Learning, chairing the development of the certification exam and its underlying competency model for the Institute for Performance and Learning, and directing three different graduate programs at Concordia. He has also published several books on instructional design.

Once a part-time student himself, Carliner recognizes the challenges that the students entering this program face and has tried to develop a program that incorporates those situations. Carliner has received several teaching awards, including the SALTISE Pedagogical Innovator’s Award, Jay Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication, and the Concordia Alumni Teaching Award.

The Program

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits. Students earn the certificate by completing the two micro-programs:

  • Micro-program in the Foundations of Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education (9 credits)
  • Micro-program in the Practice of Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education

Please see the Certificate in the Teaching of Higher and Continuing Education (C-TEACH) Courses page for course descriptions.

Teaching of Higher and Continuing Education Graduate Certificate (15 credits)

9credits from the Micro-Program in the Foundations of Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education
6credits from the Micro-Program in the Practice of Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education

Micro-Program in the Practice of Teaching in Higher and Continuing Education (6 credits)

  TEAC 609 Field Experience in Teaching (6.00)


Students who already have extensive teaching experience in higher education and do not need an internship might consider the first micro-program.

Note: Applicants must secure their own internship. We do not assist students in finding courses to teach.

Academic regulations

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.

    Program Specific Requirements. Candidates must complete 15 credits, with a 3.00 assessment grade point average (AGPA) based on a minimum of six credits.

  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding theTime Limits. The expected completion is three terms.
  3. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.

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