Support for Graduate Students

"I have already seen improvements in student engagement by using the tools I learned in the workshop. I feel ready to teach more than ever before!" – Anonymous feedback, graduate student workshop 

CTE supports graduate students at Waterloo through certificate programs, workshops, one-on-one consultations about teaching and teaching dossiers, and teaching observation. 

Hear more about our programs from recent participants:

Remote video URL

Certificate programs

Waterloo graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can complete individual workshops and/or enrol in one of our certificate programs:

*accredited by the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC)

Partnership with departments 

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows completing different partnered programs may be granted credits towards specific parts of a CTE certificate program. Partnered programs included are:

If you have completed one or more of these programs/courses, please contact CTE Grad, about your eligibility and the type of credit you could potentially receive. 

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Resource Descriptions and Links

CTE's TA Handbook

The TA Handbook includes resources, policies, strategies, and suggestions for Teaching Assistants

Teaching Tips for TAs

Visit the Teaching Tips for TAs to find more information about how to run tutorials, hold office hours, effectively mark assignments, and more


Complete individual Fundamentals of University Teaching workshops

Teaching observations

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to have their teaching observed and receive feedback can contact Dr. Svitlana Taraban-Gordon

Preparing an academic job application?

Support Unit Resource Descriptions and Links Feedback and Appointments

Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

(Support for Teaching Statements and Dossiers)

Teaching Dossiers for Grad Students and Postdocs: a set of four self-paced online modules to support you in preparing your teaching statement and dossier.

CCD Career Hub: Teaching Dossier/Statements (sign-in required)

Statements of Teaching Philosophy (CTE2196) - see CTE Events page for offerings

For feedback on your teaching dossier or teaching statement, please contact Monika Soczewinski

Centre for Career Development (CCD)

(Support for CVs, cover letters, and diversity statements)

CCD Career Hub: Academic applications and interviews (sign-in required)

Workshops on CVs, Cover Letters, and more

For feedback on cover letters, CVs, and diversity statements, make an appointment with the Centre for Career Development

Writing and Communication Centre (WCC)

(Support for research statements and diversity statements)

CCD Career Hub: Diversity Statements (sign-in required)

Workshops on Research Statements for Academic Job Applications and Writing and Articulating Your Diversity Statement

For feedback on research statements and diversity statements, make an appointment with the Writing and Communication Centre

Additional resources

Policies, Handbooks, and Templates

Online Modules on University Teaching

A professional development resource that includes six self-paced modules on key topics in teaching and learning in higher education that center on key concepts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. They have been collaboratively developed by Queen’s University, Western University and the University of Waterloo. Modules are:

  • Module 1: How Students Learn 
  • Module 2: Assessment Strategies
  • Module 3: Active Learning
  • Module 4: Principles of Course Design
  • Module 5: Globalization of Learning 
  • Module 6: Ethical Principles and Professionalism in University Teaching

Support for Online Teaching Assistants

Resource Resource description and link
LEARN Help LEARN Help includes information and guides of how TAs can use different functions in Waterloo LEARN
Webinar: TA Facilitation in a Remote Teaching Environment This webinar recording provides an introduction to key principles and strategies for facilitating online and remote courses for TAs
Self-paced course: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education A self-paced online course on Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education
Self-paced course: Humanizing Learning Online A self-paced online course on Humanizing Virtual Learning: A Guide to Creating Connection, Engagement, and Inclusivity