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Graduate Seminar in University Teaching

We recognise and deeply value the next generation of teachers and researchers. Watch out for more support services that the Centre for Teaching and Learning is working on to help up-and-coming graduate students move their teaching careers forward.

This seminar series in university teaching will prepare graduate students for an academic teaching career. The estimated time-commitment is 32 hours in class plus preparation of readings and assignments. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements. Participation is limited to 35 students per session.


  • To examine various approaches to teaching and current issues in higher education.
  • To plan two mini lessons and practice different teaching strategies in a supportive environment, and to benefit from peer feedback and self-evaluation.
  • To develop a syllabus for a course that you would like to teach in the future based on a principled approach to course design.
  • To articulate your own teaching philosophy statement as a first step towards developing a teaching dossier (to be included in applications for academic positions).

Registration Details

  • There will be a $10 fee for materials payable the first class; kindly ensure that you have the exact change.
  • The required text for the seminar, On Course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester (2008) by J.M. Lang is available at the Concordia Bookstore for $19.49 (paperback).

Each section of the Graduate Seminar has been designed using faculty specific course content. Please ensure that you register for the appropriate section.

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