Please note that due to electrical upgrades, EV1 will be closed from August 7 till at least August 21. The CTE Library will be unavailable during that time, and CTE staff will be relocated to Needles Hall.

Support for Graduate Students

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:

Certificate programs

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

*accredited by the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC)

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

Additional resources

Our Staff:

Fast facts:

More than 818 graduate students have completed the Fundamentals of University Teaching program.

More than 416 graduate students have completed the Certificate in University Teaching program. 

More than 82 graduate students have worked at CTE since the inception of our graduate programs in 1997.