Registration for the Fall 2017 cohort of our Preparing to Teach (PTT) certificate program is now open!
PTT is a blended program specifically designed to help PhD candidates prepare for the teaching components of a career in academia. This 10-week program, which consists of weekly 2-3 hour meetings plus a significant weekly online component, allows participants to gain hands-on experience with a range of teaching and assessment methods, to learn how to manage both large and small classes, and to address teaching and learning issues particular to their disciplines.
Although informed by theory, the focus will be on teaching practice. Participants will develop new course materials and try out various teaching approaches within a supportive peer cohort.
The Fall 2017 session will run on Tuesdays afternoons from Sept. 26 to Dec. 5 (no class on Oct. 24 — reading week). Our first and last meetings will be 3 hours (1:30-4:30pm), while meetings for weeks 2-8 will be 2 hours (1:30-3:30pm). There is no regularly scheduled class during week 9 of the program (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1): instead, candidates will meet for 2-3 hours in smaller microteaching groups at different times that week.
Find out more about the program and register here. The number of seats for the program is limited, so register today!