Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Post-Secondary Instructor Certification

Effective July 1, 2016, the requirements to obtain Post-Secondary Instructor Certification are the following Memorial University Education Courses*:

  • ED 2710 - Course Organization and Development in Post-Secondary Education
  • ED 2730 - General Methods of Teaching in Post-Secondary Education
  • ED 2740 - Ethics & Professionalism in Adult and Post-Secondary Education
  • ED 3280 - Educational Assessment

and two (2) of

  • ED 2700 - Academic Literacies in Adult and Post-Secondary Learning Contexts
  • ED 2720 - Introduction to Post-Secondary Education
  • ED 2801 - The Adult as Learner
  • ED 2806 - Sociology of Adult Education
  • ED 3801 - Educational Media

* Instructors who completed Memorial University education courses under the previous Departmental policy (ED 2710; ED 2720; ED 2730; ED 2801; ED 3280; and ED 3801) prior to July 1, 2016 will have the option to complete the above combination of Memorial University courses under the revised policy in order to obtain post-secondary instructor certification, or the required courses under the previous policy.

Instructors who possess a Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) or Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) degree will be expected to complete the following Memorial University Education courses (or equivalent):

  • ED 2710 - Course Organization and Development
  • ED 2730 - General Methods of Teaching in Post-Secondary Education
  • ED 3280 - Educational Assessment (or ED 4950 – Assessment of Learning**)

** For individuals who have previously completed Memorial University's ED 4950 (Assessment of Learning), the Department can accept this in place of ED 3280 for the purpose of post-secondary instructor certification. Please note that Memorial University does not consider these two courses to be equivalent; should individuals choose to pursue a Diploma or Degree in Post-Secondary Education from Memorial University they would be required to complete ED 3280 under the current requirements for these credentials.

Individuals who possess a Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) or a Master of Education degree are not required to complete additional courses towards post-secondary instructor certification.

Upon completion of the required courses, application for the Post-Secondary Instructor's Certificate must be made to the Director of Literacy and Institutional Services, including a letter of request and an official transcript from Memorial University showing completion of required courses. Applications must be forwarded to:

Attn: Director, Literacy and Institutional Services
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
P.O. Box 8700
3rd floor, West Block
Confederation Building
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

Inquiries can be directed to Ms. Lynette Hann, Manager, Literacy and Institutional Services at:

Telephone: (709) 729-3102
lynettehann@gov.nl.ca

 
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