Graduate Seminar in University Teaching (All Disciplines) (GPTK703/2) | GPTK703


This seminar series in university teaching will prepare graduate students for an academic teaching career. 

The total estimated time commitment for all sections is approximately 57 hours. This includes 35 hours of instruction + 20-25 hours of course work (readings & assignments). 

There are four major assignments as part of this seminar which participants must complete in order to earn the certificate, which include:  

·  Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement  

·  Developing a Concept Map for a course you would like to teach  

·  Teaching a 10-15 minute mini-lesson  

·  Developing an original Course syllabus for a course you would like to teach.  

Feedback will be provided for assignments, but you will only receive a pass/fail.

Participants will receive a 35 hour certificate upon completion of seminar requirements. These requirements include attendance to all classes and completion of other instructional activities and assignments.

For further workshop information, contact the Centre for Teaching & Learning at

Learning Objectives

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;
  • articulate your own teaching philosophy in a written statement identifying your approach and perspectives on teaching and learning.

Leaders Information

  • This section will be facilitated by Ezgi Ozyonum

Additional Information

Detailed Schedule:
April 24, 25, 26, 29, and 30 (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) (All dates are mandatory)
Delivery method: In-person

Participant Feedback

By no doubt, GradProSkills' Graduate Seminar in University Teaching paves the way for becoming a successful teacher.
-Rouzbeh Ghouchani, PhD Student, Economics

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Event details

Workshop location

Sir George Williams

Start date

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

End date

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Workshop days

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday


From 09:30 to 16:30


Ezgi Ozyonum


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Additional details

This workshop has a $25 non-attendance fee

Registration deadline

Friday, April 19, 2024

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