Every term, the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers workshops on a variety of university teaching topics. Among those offered are lesson plans, interactive teaching methods, classroom delivery skills, assessment, and motivating students.

How it works

As part of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program, participants must attend six workshops:

On campus workshops

To view the workshop schedule for the current term, please visit our Fundamentals Events page.

Please note:

  • Only CTE workshops numbered CTE 490 or lower qualify
  • Participants must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop to obtain credit

Online workshops

Elective workshop credit can be awarded for completing modules at MyGradSkills.ca, a professional development program for graduate (Master’s and PhD) students in Ontario.

Participants may use a maximum of two of the following online courses towards Fundamentals workshop credit:

Participants must complete the following steps to receive Fundamentals workshop credit for the online courses:

Prior learning recognition 

Should you have completed any of the following, please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca with an electronic copy of your degree certificate or transcript to be considered for Fundamentals credit.

  • B.Ed. or TESOL
  • Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)
  • Online Teaching Assistant/Preceptor (OTAP) program
  • University teaching certificate from a different institution