About the course

Target Group

The programme is a basic training course in higher education teaching for all English speaking assistant professors and those (and only those) postdocs who will be teaching while working at AU.
The course is not for Danish speaking assistant professors/postdocs. They have to take the Danish course.

A certificate of participation will be issued to all attendees on the basis of their active engagement in the activities before and during module 1.

Assistant professors and postdocs who plan a career at the university as associate professors, will have to complete modules 2, 3 and 4 in order for them to obtain the diploma required for a permanent position at Danish universities (‘adjunktpædagogikum’). The modules must be completed in one semester, however exemption is possible if applied for.


The participants must teach during the semester when they attend the programme; an important part of it is (i) to discuss the planning of teaching on the basis of participants’ current practice and (ii) for participants to implement changes in their teaching where appropriate.
Furthermore, the participants must have a supervisor from their own department.
Enrolment must be in agreement with your head of department. 

Scope and preparation

Module 1 only: 60 work hours/2 ECTS. Full course: 150 work hours/5 ECTS.

Please note that there will be quite a lot of preparation before each module.
Before Module 1 you will have a working load of approximately 30 hours for reading literature and completing assignments; in addition to this comes the residential course, also approximately 30 hours. Modules 2, 3, and 4 require 30 hours each. For modules 2 and 4 you must expect to use 20+ hours for preparation before the course day, and for module 3 you’ll have to work for 30 hours across weeks 44-49.

Certificate and Diploma

To obtain a certificate for the basic course and a diploma for the full teacher training programme (‘adjunktpædagogikum’) – the following requirements must be met:

1) Active participation in scheduled course days (minimum 80 % presence in each module)

2) Preparation according to the described assignments/ tasks

3) Completion of all assignments and submission before or at the deadline. 


Module 1: Residential course at Kystvejens Konferencecenter. Grenå. Modules 2, 3 og 4: AU campus. 


The course is for AU employees and is free of charge.


Each of the four academic areas at AU has an equal limited amount of available places at the course. If there are more applicants than places, each academic area has to prioritize between the applicants. You will be notified by E-mail at the end of May whether your application has been accepted or not.

Course language 


The teacher training programme for assistant professors and postdocs has existed for almost 20 years and has developed during that time in terms of scope, content, and form, without the rules having kept pace with this development, resulting in a large gap between the rules and the practice in the area. To get an overview of the outdated rules and today's practices, please click here:



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Revideret 03.04.2017