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PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS TEALP-PC Teaching for Learning in Applied Education

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  • Post-graduate certificate program
  • 6 courses; 18 credit-hours
  • Offered part time only - Maximum of 3 years to complete
  • Applications are accepted year round
  • 3 potential start times per year (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Credit recognition opportunities: University of the Fraser Valley
  • Post-graduate certificate program focused on teaching adult learners (TFL)
For more information, please email:


The Teaching for Learning in Applied Education (TFL) program focuses on entry-level skills instructors need to be effective teaching adults in an applied learning environment. This program supports research that suggests knowledge and skills related to teaching for learning as well as subject area expertise are integral to student, instructor and institutional success.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a post-graduate certificate from Red River College.

How To Apply

  • Regular Admissions: Review the program admission requirements then follow the link to our online application form.
  • Faculty Admissions for Assiniboine Community College, Red River College or University College of the North: Click here to apply.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.


Upload Through Your Future Student Account

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.
Assiniboine Community College, Red River College or University College of the North: apply here

Regular Admission Requirements

After reviewing these admission requirements, apply here

  1. Post-Secondary Education or Related Experience in a Teachable Subject Area
    • Submit proof of: 
      • Successful completion of a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and/or degree in a teachable subject area
      • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
      • A minimum of 6 years of full-time related experience in a teachable subject in adult applied education.
      • Years of related experience may be demonstrated by submission of a job verification letter, proof of employment, or letter of employment from your employer.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Who Should Enrol?

This program is suitable for practicing or pre-service instructors seeking a credential that focuses on teaching adults in applied learning environments. Instructional experience is recommended, but not required for admission.

The Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program might be a condition of employment for instructors at Red River College, Assiniboine Community College and University College of the North as well as private vocational schools and organizations.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
EDUC-1025Teaching for Learning 1RPL
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In this foundational course, students will explore best teaching practices for the design and delivery of lessons that actively engage learners.Students will begin to identify and analyze personal and well-known teaching philosophies of learning including Indigenous perspectives and their impact on establishing and maintaining a safe and inviting learning environment. Students will further examine and develop these best practices in EDUC-2025.

EDUC-2025Teaching for Learning 2RPL
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This course focuses on refining skills related to lesson design that were introduced in EDUC-1025. Students will explore questioning techniques as effective strategies to facilitate demonstration lessons and group discussions, as well as basic rubrics as guides to assess learning. Students will examine the educational perspectives of others and the principles of Universal Design for Learning, to inform the unique learning needs of a variety of learners. Students will also reflect on and further developing personal philosophies and current teaching practices.

EDUC-2026Effective Learning EnvironmentsRPL
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In this course, students will explore, develop and document a variety of prevention and communication strategies that help ensure complex interactions between students, instructors and materials are conducive to learning and are safe for students, instructors and school property. Specific attention will be given to applying non-verbal and oral interventions as well as logical consequences to manage and maintain an effective learning environment.

EDUC-3025Teaching for Learning 3RPL
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In response to the needs of today’s diverse learners, educators need to offer student-centered approaches. In this course, students will focus on how to design inquiry based learning activities that recognize this diversity and thus allow learners to guide their own learning and work cooperatively with others. An exploration of how Indigenous perspectives align with, and could be incorporated into this approach to learning, is facilitated.

EDUC-3026Assessment for Learning and TeachingRPL
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This course will focus on assessment as a process to inform teaching and learning. Students will create a variety of assessments that are authentic and align with learning outcomes including rubrics, checklists, test items and case studies. Students will learn to assess higher order thinking, rationalize self and peer-assessment and to apply assessment principles that are fair, inclusive and effective.

EDUC-4025Course PlanningRPL
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In this course, students will apply their knowledge of teaching for learning to identify and plan a unit within a course. Working from source documents such as course outlines, occupational analyses, apprenticeship training standards or accreditation criteria, students will develop a unit plan that includes outcomes, formative and summative assessment strategies, instructional approaches, and required resources. Students will place an emphasis on organizing course materials that are easily accessible for all learners.


Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

     • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
     • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
     • Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recent Changes

The Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program (TFL) has replaced the former Certificate in Adult Education program (CAE). Students can hold either a CAE or a TFL certificate but not both.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

For more information on how courses in the Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program might support advanced training opportunities, contact the Teacher Education Department at

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Other Information

General Information
  • Students must be formally admitted to the program before they can register for courses (see How to Register for Courses below).
  • Once admitted to the program, a student’s start date is determined by an available registration period and relevant course offerings. 
  • Students can hold either a CAE or a TFL certificate, but not both.

Academic Term Dates and Course Length

       There are three, 10-week terms per calendar year (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Fees for regular admission students

       Program Application: $116

       Tuition per course: $501

       All fees are subject to change.

How to Register for Courses

      The Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program uses a student, self-serve registration system called Student Planning. Once program applications are processed, new students receive information about how to register for courses.            

Graduate Profile

  • Communicate with students and colleagues using a variety of modalities to build relationships and facilitate learning.
  • Demonstrate personal competencies including empathy, critical thinking and problem solving to support personal, team and organizational effectiveness.
  • Apply principles of Universal Design for Learning to foster an inclusive learning environment.
  • Plan instructions using learning outcomes and a variety of instructional methods to meet the unique needs of adult learners.
  • Facilitate learning by developing rapport and actively engaging students to achieve learning outcomes.
  • Assess achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of assessment methods to guide learning and determine competence.
  • Integrate technology to support teaching, learning and communication.
  • Support student success through coaching, advising and counselling within the limits of the role.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure program coherence, quality and effective utilization of resources.
  • Model professionalism through integrity, confidentiality, accountability, consistency, and adhering to organizational expectations.
  • Pursue professional growth through reflection, professional development and professional associations for life-long learning.
  • Engage with the community to provide authentic learning opportunities.
  • Manage resources and facilities safely to support program outcomes.

Graduation Requirements

Students must have a GPA of 2.5 to graduate. Course progression requirements are indicated in the course outlines.

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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