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GS765: College Teaching Practicum

Open to: PhD students in year two or higher
Credit: 1, credit/no credit
Instructor: Hugh Crumley
Offered: Spring. Instructor consent required.

Students will learn about peer review of teaching while improving their own classroom teaching skills. Over the semester, each student will give four increasingly interactive teaching demonstrations that will be recorded and observed by classmates, instructors, and undergraduate volunteers. Discussions revolve around practical concerns about college teaching such as classroom management, using groups in class, facilitating discussion, active learning, and effective visual aids.

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 Annoucements emails for these links.