Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

The University of Waterloo's Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborates with individuals, academic departments, and academic support units to foster capacity and community around teaching and to promote an institutional culture that values effective teaching and meaningful learning.

"CTE is an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development."— 2017 External Review

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Monday, January 8, 2024 8:30 am - Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Effective Lesson Plans (CTE1202)

Want to learn how to plan lessons that actively engage students? Learn a practical and adaptable lesson planning model in the Effective Lesson Plans (CTE1202) workshop. Participants complete the 2-3 hour self-paced module and activities online, followed by a 1.5-hour live session.

Thursday, February 1, 2024 8:30 am - Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:59 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Statements of Teaching Philosophy (CTE2196)

Participate in the Statements of Teaching Philosophy (CTE2196) advanced online module to prepare a draft of your teaching statement. You'll also receive peer feedback to help enhance your statement in this 3-hour self-paced module.

CTE News

CTE's monthly digital newsletter shares news from our teaching centre -- such as upcoming workshops and award deadlines -- as well as opportunities and information more broadly of interest to teaching and learning at Waterloo. If you don't yet receive the newsletter -- called In the Loop -- you can sign up for it. We won't use your email address for anything else!