CTE supports graduate students at Waterloo through certificate programs, workshops, one-on-one consultations about teaching and teaching dossiers, and classroom observations.
Hear more about our programs from recent participants:
Waterloo graduate students can attend individual workshops and/or enrol in one of our certificate programs:
- Fundamentals of University Teaching*
- Certificate in University Teaching (CUT)
- Certificate in University Language Teaching (CULT)
Working on developing your teaching?
|Resource||Resource Descriptions and Links|
|CTE's TA Manual||CTE's TA Manual (PDF) includes resources, policies, strategies, and suggestions for Teaching Assistants|
|Workshops||Attend individual Fundamentals of University Teaching workshops|
|International TAs||International Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are new to teaching in Canada are encouraged to register for Preparing to Teach at UW (CTE210)|
|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 for a job application?
|Support Unit||Resource Descriptions and Links|
|Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE)||For feedback on your teaching dossier or teaching statement, schedule a consultation in advance with Tommy Mayberry|
|Centre for Career Action (CCA)||For feedback on cover letters and CVs, make an appointment with the Centre for Career Action|
|Writing and Communication Centre (WCC)||For feedback on research statements, make an appointment with the Writing and Communication Centre|
Policies, Handbooks, and Templates
Our policies, handbooks, and templates include information about course requirements, copyright, ancillary fees, exam regulations, and more.
MyGradSkills.ca provides free online professional development modules for graduate students. Topics include:
- Teaching Dossiers
- Lesson Planning
- Teaching Online
- Non-Academic Work Search
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- Research Management
- and more!
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The graduate level course involves six online modules 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