The Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne staff with teaching-related responsibilities. It is a cohort-based program completed across one semester. The program comprises two synchronous forums, two asynchronous online modules, two written assignments, and a presentation assignment.
This program is for academic teaching staff at the University of Melbourne. Participants must demonstrate that they have some previous teaching experience and teaching responsibilities at the University of Melbourne in the semester in which they undertake the MTC program. Those new to university teaching are advised to consider the Certificate in Small-Group Teaching instead.
Intended learning outcomes
Through completion of the MTC, participants will
- gain insight into the particular teaching environment of the University of Melbourne and of the Australian higher education context;
- explore scholarly literature around key topics in higher education teaching and learning;
- collaborate with colleagues from diverse academic and teaching backgrounds;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of effective teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education;
- demonstrate critical self-reflection that relates one’s own teaching practice to theory and research;
- discuss contemporary issues and challenges facing students in higher education and the implications for educators; and
- connect theory, scholarship, and practical understanding to propose practical solutions for teachers across the university.
The MTC is a semester-long program. It is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. The program must be started and completed in the same semester. The format for Semester 2 is still being finalised.
Registration for Semester 2 will open in May.