Certificate Program

Faculty Development

Educational Development Certificate Program


Faculty who are interested in improving their understanding of teaching and learning, and in acquiring advanced educational skills are invited to pursue an Educational Development Certificate. Those faculty who complete ten institutional faculty development sessions over two (2) consecutive academic years will receive a certificate of completion. By signing-up for the program during the enrollment period, faculty can pursue a general education certificate or a certificate in a particular focus area as listed below. After reviewing the requirements in detail and deciding on the type of certificate, faculty may enroll in the Educational Development Certificate Program starting July 1 of each academic year to be part of the new cohort. Registration for the 2023-2025 cohort is open July 1, 2023 – August 30th, 2023. Certificates can be added to faculty educational portfolios. This certification will serve as documentation of self-motivated learning for consideration at annual evaluations and during the promotion/tenure process.

To access recorded sessions and upcoming live sessions, visit the upcoming sessions and recorded events page. Each session will list if it is an elective or core topic and in which area. Regularly visit this page for updated lectures and dates.

Focused Certificate Information

To earn a focused certificate, 6 of the 10 sessions must be in the focus area – (4 core topics and 2 electives). The other 4 sessions can be in any area.

Focus Area

Teaching Skills

Core Topics
  • Evaluation and Feedback
  • Giving an Effective Presentation
  • Small Group Teaching
  • Teaching Under Time Constraints

Focus Area


Core Topics
  • Curriculum Development in Physician Well-being: What's the Process?
  • Landscape of Physician Well-being
  • Successful Individual Strategies to Work/Life Balance
  • Understanding Resilience and Teaching it Through a Systems Lens

General Certificate Information

Participants may choose to earn a general certificate instead of an area of focus certificate.

To complete a general certificate: Complete 10 faculty development sessions (in any topic provided) and corresponding quizzes over two (2) consecutive academic years.

All Certificates

For all certificates, six (6) sessions must be live (in person), live video conferenced or livestream. Up to four (4) of the 10 sessions may be completed by watching previously recorded events and completing corresponding quizzes.

  • Livestream participation will count towards live attendance if the participant completes the sign-in process.

To ensure you receive credit for the faculty development sessions you participate in, please do the following:

  1. Register for upcoming events via the faculty development registration page link on the upcoming sessions and recorded events page.
  2. Attend the session
  3. Complete the seminar quiz at the end of the session, or within four (4) weeks of the session. The quiz link will be e-mailed to seminar participants within 48 hours after each session. You may also return to the upcoming sessions and recorded events page and select the quiz link of the recorded event. All quizzes are graded automatically upon submission. Individuals with a passing grade of 80% or more, receive CME and certificate session credit.
  4. The Office of Educational Affairs will monitor faculty development session attendances and quiz completions; and provide faculty members who complete the required number of live and recorded events with a certificate.