CTE supports graduate students at UWaterloo through certificate programs, workshops, one-on-one consultations about teaching and teaching dossiers, and classroom observations.
Any UWaterloo graduate student can attend individual workshops or enrol in one of our certificate programs:
- Fundamentals of University Teaching (accredited by the Educational Developers Caucus)
- Certificate in University Teaching
- Certificate in University Language Teaching
If it were up to me, I would make this program a mandatory requirement for working as a teacher at Waterloo. The knowledge in this program is absolutely essential for all those who teach.— Fundamentals of University Teaching participant
Workshops, observations, and consultations
We invite UWaterloo graduate students to attend individual Fundamentals of University Teaching workshops. They may also be able to attend workshops developed for faculty members on a case-by-case basis.
International Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are new to teaching in Canada are encouraged to register for Preparing to Teach at UW (CTE210).
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to have their teaching observed and receive feedback can contact Dr. Svitlana Taraban-Gordon.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like feedback on a teaching dossier or teaching statement can contact Dr. Stephanie White.
- CTE's TA Manual (PDF): Resources, policies, strategies, and suggestions for Teaching Assistants
- Policies, Handbooks, and Templates: Information about course requirements, copyright, ancillary fees, exam regulations, and more
- MyGradSkills.ca: 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: Six online modules that center on key concepts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education have been collaboratively developed by Queen’s University, Western University and the University of Waterloo. Modules include “Assessment Strategies,” “Active Learning,” “Globalization of Learning,” and “Ethical Principles and Professionalism in University Teaching.”