Open to: All PhD Students
Credit: 1, credit/no credit
Instructor: CCT Faculty
Offered: Fall and spring. Instructor consent required.

In this course, graduate students (mainly first year or beginning PhD students) will learn how to:

  • clarify TA or instructional responsibilities with faculty mentors,
  • promote active learning in the classroom or lab,
  • lead effective discussions,
  • design learning activities,
  • use instructional technology, and
  • develop and apply grading criteria appropriately.

In addition, you will identify Duke campus resources that can provide both you and your students with personal, academic or professional support.

Finally, you will engage in critical self-reflection on your own teaching and learning.

Students who enroll in the course will participate via a course Sakai site.

Sample syllabus (PDF)

To Enroll

Students in the Certificate in College Teaching program are given priority for this class. Each term, an online form is opened for students to express interest in this and other college teaching courses being offered in the following term, and seats in the courses are distributed based on need and the appropriate fit of the student (year of study, teaching experience, etc.) The online form is typically opened in October (for spring classes) and in April (for fall classes.) Watch for CCT Announcements emails for these links.