Additional Courses Related to GTA Training

UNIV 401 – Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching

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Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching is intended to provide participants with the chance to learn innovative, effective, and evidence-based teaching strategies that are useful in University classrooms.

Taught by experienced teachers and graduate teaching assistants, this seminar offers participants the chance to learn effective teaching strategies useful across major disciplines.  The course will feature small group discussions about the Science of Teaching and Learning research literature, opportunities to observe experienced university faculty, and micro teaching sessions. On-the-ground and online learning settings will be incorporated into course activities in an effort to prepare students interested in university teaching with a broad background of learning environments.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and will have transcript evidence acknowledging successful completion of this professional development course.

This 14-session seminar will take place on Tuesdays during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Two sections are available: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. or 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Textbooks are provided at no cost to students. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section. Participants will be expected to read assignments, complete a weekly journal, plan and teach a mini lesson, and participate fully in all discussions and online sessions.

This course is open to students, post-docs, and research scholars.

Graduate students will be enrolled via the Student Information System.

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