Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CTL1  IS NOW OPEN.  THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00 pm, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2022. 
Late applications will not be considered.

The Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators is a 5 credit module offered to Maynooth University postgraduate research students with tutoring/demonstrating or teaching assistant roles within their departments. It offers participants an opportunity to gain, or build on, knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching, facilitating and supporting student learning in a range of contexts.

[Please note:  This module also runs as module code CTL1X in Semester 2 - the application process for Semester 2 opens in January 2023.  Please note you cannot take both modules or complete the module over a longer period]

Who can take the course?

To apply for the module, you must be:

  • Registered as a Maynooth University postgraduate research student.
  • Have tutoring, demonstrating or teaching assistant responsibilities during the semester within which you take the module.
  • Have a minimum of 9 hours tutor/demonstrator/teaching assistant hours, ideally spread across the semester within which you take the module.

The reflective and practical nature of the teaching, learning and assessment approaches of the module requires that participants have adequate tutor/demonstrator/teaching hours to allow them to engage in the learning and fulfil the module learning outcomes. It is therefore essential that those applying for this module can demonstrate that they have a minimum of 9 tutor/demonstrator/teaching assistant hours. 

This module will be delivered Wednesdays between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, in the School of Education, Room SE003. Successful applicants will receive a full schedule prior to starting the module.

When does the course take place?

Start date:  Wednesday, October 5th 2022
Duration:   The course is run over one semester with one weekly session from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon each Wednesday and attendance is mandatory.

In addition to attending the weekly sessions, participants will require sufficient time to complete course activities and assessments and engage in additional reading and exploration of course topics. See the Course Structure and Assessment section for more detail.

Course co-ordinator: Centre for Teaching and Learning: ctlprogrammes@mu.ie