University of Manitoab - Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET)

In an effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning programming offered for graduate students at the University of Manitoba, the CHET program is in the process of being restructured. At this time, there will be no new intake for the CHET program. Details about the revised CHET program and intake process will be posted on the website at a later date.

In the meantime, graduate students are encouraged to attend workshops at The Centre.

CHET Program Requirements (For current CHET students)

The CHET program is a three-year program from the date of acceptance into the program. The minimum amount of time needed to complete the program is two years.

You must be a current full-time or part-time student at the University of Manitoba for the duration of the CHET program. Once you graduate from the University of Manitoba, you can no longer be in the CHET program.

All students in the CHET program must provide The Centre with a letter of support from their academic advisor.

Upon completion of all program requirements, a formal certificate will be granted and the credential will be indicated on the official transcript from the University of Manitoba.

1. Core Course Work

Completion of the Foundations of Teaching and Learning non-credit course is the mandatory first step of the CHET program. Students cannot complete the other requirements of the CHET program until the core course work is completed.

Foundations of Teaching and Learning - Non Credit Course

  • The course is offered at The Centre.
  • The course is 13 weeks (40 hours) and is offered in a blended format which includes 9 weeks online through UM Learn and 5 face-to-face sessions.

2. Teaching Related Graduate Student Workshops

Participation in a minimum of 20 hours of graduate student workshops related to teaching.

Two graduate student workshops at The Centre are mandatory for all CHET students:

  • Reflective Practice (3 hours)
  • Teaching Dossier (3 hours)

3. Teaching Practicum

Completion of a mentor supervised teaching practicum that includes the following: 

  • 3 hours of observing your mentor teach
  • 4 hours of classroom teaching observed by your mentor
  • Lesson plan(s) from your classroom teaching
  • Assessment plan for evaluating your students’ learning
  • Student evaluation of your classroom teaching

4. Teaching Dossier

Completion of a Teaching Dossier that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and reflective practice in teaching acquired in the CHET program.

  • For students graduating from the CHET program in April, your first draft needs to be submitted by January 1.
  • For students graduating from the CHET program in October, your first draft needs to be submitted by July 1.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the CHET program, please contact Alex Kozelko at