Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) certificate program (credit)

Teaching assistant consultants (TACs) program

The LATHE program was instrumental in the development of my academic career. The practical elements of the curriculum, such as designing lessons, articulating a teaching philosophy, giving and receiving feedback, and even constructing an entire course, were immediately useful in my academic job search.

- Derek Murray, UVic Department of History

UVic’s Learning and Teaching in Higher Education graduate certificate program (LATHE) is the first of its kind in Canada. It is a dynamic program that prepares graduate students to teach effectively in higher education in order to compete in the academic job market.

LATHE is offered jointly by LTSI and Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies within the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Learning goals and outcomes

A LATHE certificate will help you confidently compete for academic positions. The program creates post-secondary educators and leaders who are:

  • Confident, self-reflecting teachers and colleagues able to thrive in academic contexts
  • Focused on student learning and the needs of diverse students
  • Competent to design, develop, deliver and assess high-quality courses based on foundational principles and practices of teaching and learning
  • Able to articulate how theory and practice are related and how teaching and learning scholarship can transform practice
  • Well-informed and actively engaged in local and global contemporary issues in higher education


The program consists of three courses, completed September to April:

Admission requirements

Before applying, ensure you meet the requirements:

  • Currently in-progress of a PhD degree
  • Have a GPA of 6 (B+ average) in the last two years of academic work at either the graduate or undergraduate level or a combination thereof
  • Enter the program in September
  • Meet the minimum requirements set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, including English Language Proficiency


These are typical fees from 2018 and are subject to change:

  • Domestic fees: $723.56 (one-time fee for the complete program) + $116.75 (application fee) = $840.31
  • International fees: $863.16 (one-time fee for the complete program) + $144.00 (application fee) = $1007.16

Apply now

To apply, submit an online application, upload your unofficial transcripts and input two email addresses and names for the two electronic assessment reports that are required.

For registration help, contact the graduate program assistant: eplsgrad@uvic.ca or 250-721-7883.

LATHE conforms to the requirements for all graduate certificate programs at UVic. Priority is given to doctoral students who are co-registered in their own disciplines at UVic.

Questions about LATHE?

For more information about the certificate program, contact the LTSI Manager of Professional Programs.