Courses & Certification in Higher Education Pedagogy & Media Literacy

Our Competency Model for Higher Education helps you evaluate your teaching ability and to think about ways to further and deepen your knowledge and skills. You can document your progress bolster your career outlook by keeping a teaching portfolio and acquiring a certificate. If you are interested, we recommend you contact your department liaison, who will gladly advise you concerning our various programs and services. If you have wishes or ideas for specific courses or online-seminars, please contact out Higher Education Teaching team.

Informationen for registration

Registration for our new program will be possible from September 15. 09:00 AM. Until then, the video can help you find your continuing education path within the different certification levels.

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Basic Level Courses

These courses provide the essential tools for good teaching. You will understand the mechanisms of teaching and learning, discover the factors that make university teaching successful, and learn to apply these to your specific teaching contexts. You will develop your presentation skills and learn how to guide your students’ learning through thoughtfully constructed evaluations. You will get to know a range of possible roles you might adopt as a teacher in addition to techniques to motivate and support your students’ learning outside the classroom.

The basic level certificate is granted upon completion of the foundation course.

Foundation courses in 2023







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Waiting list

Seminarhaus Barer Straße and online


Foundations Course 



26.02.2024 Registration starts on 15th of september Seminarhaus Barer Straße and online R230 Foundations of Teaching 60 A-E


Advanced Level Courses

The advanced level lets you deepen the knowledge and skills gained in the basic level. Here you will find a wide variety of more specific courses.

We recommend completing the basic level before taking advanced level courses, but this is not (yet) a requirement. You can earn the advanced level certificate by attending a total of 120 units (45 minutes each), including the units earned at the basic level.

Informationen concerning the start date

Please note: the indicated start date marks the beginning of the course, which can be synchronous (with a joint meeting in presence or online) or asynchronous (with an individual work phase). For detailed information about the course dates and the respective delivery mode, please refer to the linked course descriptions.


Advanced level courses in winter term 2023/2024

Start Status Place Number Title Workload Area Topics
16.10.2023   Online R000 Reflection Module in the Advanced Level  4 D
25.10.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor R040 Professional Tools for Conversations and Chairing Discussions 12 B
06.11.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor and online R050 Coping with challenging students  12 E
07.11.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor R060 ChatGPT 101: A Quickstart Guide for Instructional Content Design 8 A
07.11.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor R070 Gamification in Teaching  8 A
30.11.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor R090 The power of questioning - a guide how to ask  8 E
06.12.2023   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor and online R100 What do I do when I feel stressed about literally everything - Resilience in Teaching 12 D
11.01.2024   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor R120 How to visualize effectively with flipchart, tablet & co. 8 B
15.01.2024   Barer Straße 21, Ground Floor and online R130 Designing a Flipped Class 5 A
18.01.2024   Online R140 Creating Exams focused on competencies  10 C
18.01.2024   Online R150 Using summative and formative assesement to promote learning  8 C,E
16.02.2024   Online R190 Sustainable Futures in Teaching 20 A, D
19.02.2024   Online R210 Supervising Students Theses 12 D, E
28.02.2024   Online R211 Using Humour in the Classroom 8 B