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​Conestoga's partnership with eCampusOntario offers six free Ontario Extend modules which can be credited towards this program. Get started today, or learn more.

About the program

Conestoga's Post-secondary Teaching College Certificate program prepares you to teach credit and non-credit courses in colleges, universities, apprenticeship, and other programs for adult learners. Emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge, skills, and competencies to deliver quality outcomes-based educational opportunities across various delivery modes. You will develop a clear understanding of your role within an educational team and how you can add value to the learner experience and positively influence the learning opportunities of others. You will learn how to both teach and assess effectively and engage in activities that support the needs and preferences of learners in achieving course outcomes both remotely and in-person. Theoretical foundations and practical applications of post-secondary teaching are integrated throughout the program, positioning you to work in post-secondary teaching.

Admission requirements

Registrants to this program require a teachable subject and commensurate training and education. In general, this would include:

Degree and certification or Masters or PhD as applicable to the teaching area
Red Seal or Trade Certificate for trades and accreditation as required to practice in a field
College teaching experience and other qualifications will be considered

Note re: admission requirements

Students must be able to receive instruction, respond, research and give instruction in the English Language

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
    • Electronic transcripts will be accepted if received directly from the source institution by email to Officially printed transcripts can be submitted by mail or in person in the original sealed envelope from the source institution.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have acquired the knowledge and skills from a range of topics that are directly relevant and applicable to teaching in any post-secondary educational context.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program outcomes

  • Work effectively within a teaching role in post-secondary settings that align with the expectations of outcomes-based and/or competency-based education.
  • Assess student learning in ways that are authentic, valid, reliable, student-centered, and aligned with UDL principles.
  • Provide evidence-based, student-centered teaching that is sensitive to student experiences, values, beliefs, and needs.
  • Provide an inclusive and culturally relevant learning environment with learning opportunites that support the success of a diverse student population.
  • Utilize contextually appropriate and accessible educational resources and technologies in order to support student learning.
  • Reflect on aspects of teaching to support the ongoing development of one's identity as a post-secondary educator.

Program related resources

Program affiliations

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024
Winter registration: Opens November 4, 2024