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, May 6, 2024 8:30 am - Tuesday, May 21, 2024 2:45 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Microteaching session (in-person)

Fundamentals Microteaching Sessions provide participants the opportunity to practice delivering a 10-minute lesson and receive constructive feedback in a supportive, low-risk environment. This session is held in-person.

CTE News

The University of Waterloo recently wrapped the 15th annual Teaching and Learning conference — one of the largest events dedicated to teaching and learning in higher education in Ontario.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2024 Teaching Awards!

The recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Teacher Awards and the Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student have been announced....