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Graduate Seminar in University Teaching

We recognise and deeply value the next generation of teachers and researchers. The GSUT is intended 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 35 hours of instruction plus 15-20  hours for readings and assignments. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements. Participation is limited to 35 students per session.

Certain sections of the Graduate Seminar have been designed using Faculty-specific course content while other sections are open to students from any Faculty.


Having successfully completed this seminar, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge regarding the theory and practice of university teaching;
  • design and deliver lessons with greater confidence;
  • develop a course syllabus based on a principled approach to course design; and
  • articulate your own teaching philosophy in a written statement identifying your approach and perspectives on teaching and learning.


Currently, there are two formats for the seminar: face-to-face and blended.


The face-to-face seminar is typically scheduled from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. over five consecutive days.


The blended seminar is typically scheduled once per week from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for five consecutive weeks. Additional online work equivalent to 3 hours per week of instructional time is required that students may complete at their convenience. This online work is in addition to homework and readings.


This seminar is offered through GradProSkills. Please visit GradProSkills to register for this seminar.

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