Instructor Certification Program (ICP)

Instructor Certification Program (ICP)

What is the Instructor Certification Program?

The Instructor Certification Program (ICP) is designed to enrich the depth of instructor knowledge and skills in the practice of teaching and learning at Lethbridge College. ICP courses allow instructors to collaborate with others across the college to learn from and share with each other. It is expected that instructors complete the ICP program within their first five years of instruction at the college.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to use and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies that integrate effective use of technology to support the evolving and differential learning needs of students.
  2. Incorporate current adult learning theories and principles in curriculum design, instructional strategies, and assessment.
  3. Develop a variety of assessment tasks that provide evidence of student’s ability to demonstrate skills, understand and apply concepts and resolve issues.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in higher education and its impact on the teaching and learning process.
  5. Develop and demonstrate effective leadership skills relevant to post-secondary environment.
  6. Apply and communicate institutional policies and procedures within the context of various roles and responsibilities at Lethbridge College.
  7. Utilize necessary skills to develop and analyze curriculum at the course and program level.
  8. Explore trends, and future directions related to teaching and learning.
  9. Determine strategies for engaging in research projects including SOTL and/or applied research.

Course List

ICP 1151

Curriculum Development

ICP 1152

Learning Theory & Instructional Techniques

ICP 1153

Analysis of Teaching & Learning

ICP 1154

Assessment & Evaluation

ICP 1155

Diversity in Higher Education

ICP 1156

Personal and Program Leadership

Course Schedule

Year Fall Winter Spring
2021/2022 1151, 1153 1155 1154
2022/2023 1152, 1153 1156 1151
2023/2024 1151, 1153 1154 1152
2024/2025 1153, 1155 1151 1156

What is PLAR?

Occasionally, a new instructor has previous extended experience or knowledge in a specific area of the ICP. In this case, they are able to apply for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). This means the instructor can provide evidence of learning and receive course credit without taking the course. Instructors must provide evidence that they have achieved 75-80% of a course’s outcomes.