Teaching for Learning in Applied Education Transition Guide

Following a thorough renewal of the Certificate in Adult Education (CAE) that included consultation with existing students, employers and evidence-based research, Teaching for Learning in Applied Education (TFL) is our new program for those who teach adults in applied settings.

What is TFL?

TFL is a post-graduate certificate with six 3-credit hour courses. The courses are:

  1. Teaching for Learning 1
  2. Teaching for Learning 2
  3. Teaching for Learning 3
  4. Effective Learning Environments
  5. Assessment in Learning and Teaching
  6. Course Planning

See descriptions of each course ›

How is TFL different from CAE?

Teaching for Learning in Applied EducationCertificate in Adult Education
TFL has six courses – each 10 weeks.The CAE had 11 courses – each 8 weeks.
TFL has three terms per year.The CAE had five terms per year.
TFL credential is a post-graduate certificate.The CAE credential was a certificate.
TFL must be completed within three years.
(Two courses per year) 
CAE students had five years to complete.
(Two courses per year) 
No Practicum requirement.Practicum requirement – 200 hours of teaching and a portfolio.
The cost per course is $480.
Fees are waived as per the collective agreement for RRC, ACC and UCN instructors. 
The cost per course was $340.
Fees are waived as per the collective agreement for RRC, ACC and UCN instructors. 

Note: The TFL will continue to meet the training needs/requirements of entry-level instructors where CAE was a condition of employment.

The significant modification of the CAE was approved by Red River College’s Senior Academic Committee, as well as the provincial government.

All existing CAE students will be moved to TFL

All existing CAE students are automatically moved over to TFL. Students will be able to exit with a TFL post-graduate certificate, if applicable, or carry on in TFL based on this alignment table:

CAE CoursesTFL Equivalents
Major: EDUC-1090 Introduction to Education
Minor: EDUC-1091 Instructional Methods
EDUC-1025 Teaching for Learning 1 (TFL 1)
Major: EDUC-1091 Instructional Methods
Minor: EDUC-1092 Course Implementation
EDUC-2025 Teaching for Learning 2 (TFL 2)
Major: EDUC-2092 Advanced Instructional Methods
Minor: EDUC-1097 Diversity & Inclusiveness
EDUC-3025 Teaching for Learning 3 (TFL 3)
Major: EDUC-1077 Testing & Evaluation
Minor: EDUC-1092 Course Implementation
EDUC-3026 Assessment in Learning and Teaching (ALT)
Major: EDUC-1118 Classroom Management
Minor: EDUC-1115 Foundations of Applied Education
EDUC-2026 Effective Learning Environments (ELE)
Major: EDUC-1094 Course Development
Minor: EDUC-1115 Foundations of Applied Education
EDUC-4025 Course Planning (CP)

Note: Completed CAE courses will remain on your transcript.

What happens next?

  • If you are a prospective student, we encourage you to apply for TFL. The first opportunity to begin the program will be the Fall of 2021, with registration occurring in June 2021. Once admitted, you will receive information on registration dates and processes directly from Enrolment Services to your academic email.
  • If you have completed the specific nine courses that are equivalent to the TFL post-graduate certificate requirements, congratulations! You will be able to apply to graduate directly from Student Planning.
  • All active CAE students received an email confirming that they have been transitioned to the TFL. Please login to RRC Student Planning via RRC Hub and click the Progress tab. Ensure you are looking at your Teaching for Learning in Applied Education record. This should be the default program that appears. However, if you see Certificate in Adult Education at the top of the page use the  <    > arrows to switch to TFL. You will see how your completed CAE courses align with the TFL courses. Please note, if you are registered in a CAE course, your record will be adjusted at the end of the Winter 2, 2021 term. Information about registration for the fall 2021 term (dates and instructions), will be communicated to you directly from Enrolment Services, within the coming months. Please watch your academic email closely.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Prospective Students

For Existing Students

For CAE Graduates

General Questions