CAS in Higher Education


The CAS in Higher Education is a part-time continuing education program covering all the relevant aspects of current university teaching and learning. It's an opportunity for instructors to receive a basic grounding and continuing education in teaching and learning, and acquire a qualification documenting their university teaching achievements.

Participants will learn how to plan and conduct skills-based courses and assess their teaching appropriately. They'll be introduced to innovative teaching models and approaches to evaluation.
The CAS is offered on a blended learning basis combining a variety of teaching and learning formats: alongside in-class sessions, participants will put together a teaching portfolio, be observed by experts, take part in peer observations, and try their hand at peer counseling.

The CAS places particular emphasis on the theme of research-based teaching and learning (RBTL) as well as on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Participants will learn how to get their students involved in research and help them develop research skills. Participants will put this knowledge into practice in their own teaching project on the subject of RBTL or SoTL.

Target group   University-level instructors
Requirements  Participants must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited university.
Final award Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Hochschuldidaktik

Number of participants

For each course the number of participants is limited to 16 persons. Please register early.





Please note that this course is held in German. Intermediate-level German language skills with regard to understanding and reading are required to participate in the programs. It is possible for the participants to speak English during the courses. Contributions and course assessments may be submitted in English.

Duration  2 Years (15 course days, 14 ECTS Credits)

Module I: 20./21.08. and 15.10.2020

Module II: 04./05.02. and 26.03.2021

Module III: individuell

Deadline teaching portfolio: 31.07.2020

Module IV: 09./10.09. and 14.10.2021

Module V: 10./11.02., 31.03.and 28.04.2022

Module VI: 10.06.2022


CHF 8700,- for external participants

For internal participants (UZH employees):

CHF 4350,- without qualification position

CHF 1000,- with qualification position



Registration opens Dezember 2019.
Terms of Participation

With their registration participants agree to attend the entire course. A cancellation after the end of the cancellation period, no-show without indication of unforeseeable or unavoidable reasons or incomplete participation can result in consequences for the participation in other courses (detailed information about the terms of participation).

FAQ Frequently asked questions (German)

Governing body

Institute of Education, University of Zurich, represented by Prof. Dr. Philipp Gonon


Anja Pawelleck (Program manager)
Susanne Anrig (Program coordination)


Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 29 98