Full project name: University Teachers ’Certification Centers: Innovative Approach to Promotion Teaching Excellence

Short name of the project: UTTERLY

The awarded grant is aimed at the implementation of the Project submitted by the Coordinator and
registered under control number: 619227 - EPP1 - 2020-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Priority: Development of higher education potential

Project duration: January 15, 2021 - January 14, 2023

EU funding program: European Neighborhood Instrument (Erasmus +: KA2 CBHE)

Target group: higher education institutions, teachers of higher education institutions

Grant recipient: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine


The purpose of the project: to promote the modernization of the higher education system in Ukraine by introducing university training centers to promote European educational innovations through professional certification of university teachers.

Project objectives:

  • to modernize the system of professional development and certification of university teachers in Ukraine by creating 9 independent Centers of Excellence in Teaching (CDC) with their subsequent integration into a network;

  • introduce professional certification programs for university teachers based on European best practices and educational innovations to ensure teaching excellence;

  • to develop and pilot a new program of teaching excellence taking into account the needs of the academic environment in Ukraine, which will improve the quality of certification of university teachers.

The main results of the project:

  • Conduct a comparative study.

  • Develop a strategy and model of teaching skills.

  • Train selected coaches in the EU.

  • Open Certification Centers.

  • Develop professional standards for university teachers.

  • Improve the provisions on teacher certification.

  • Develop a curriculum for teaching excellence.

  • Create a certification assessment methodology.

  • Teach participants to pilot groups.

  • Accredit certification programs.

Project team of CSPU:

Serhii Mykhyda - Vice-President for Science and Research, Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Professor

Volodymyr Cherkasov - Professor of Art Education Department, Doctor of Science (Pedagogics)

Lilia Klochek - Associated Professor of Philosophy, Politology and Psychology Department, Doctor of Science (Psychology)

Anna Lyashuk - Associated Professor of Department of Germanic Languages and their Teaching Metods, Ph.D.(Philology)

Alina-Alla Stepanenko - Associate Professor of the Department of Germanic Languages and  their Teaching Methods:, Ph.D. (Pedagogics)


Project documentation

Project registration card

Partnership agreement



Project stages

1. Survey. Teacher training

In the current academic year, our university began work on the international project UTTERLY "Teacher Certification Centers: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Excellence", which aims to modernize the higher education system in Ukraine through the introduction of university training centers to promote European educational innovation through professional certification of university teachers.

To implement the first stage of the project, in terms of creating a model of professional development of teachers, please answer the questionnaire by June 18, 2021, the text of which can be found by clicking on the link: https://forms.gle/LQejL1fTjVtg56eX8

Survey results 1

2. Survey. Teacher training

Our partners have developed a survey that we offer to your attention. Please take the survey by July 14. Your participation is important to achieve our common goal!

Poll by link:


Survey results 2