Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (Graduate Students)

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Program Description and Completion Requirements | Eligibility Requirements and Application Procedure | Responsibilities of Teaching Mentors

Registration for TSEP 2024-25 will open June 3, 2024.

Memorial University is committed to providing opportunities for the professional development of its graduate students beyond the knowledge and skills gained within the disciplines. Because graduate students are engaged in teaching and many will pursue an academic career, the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) is designed to provide an introduction to teaching at the undergraduate level.

The program is offered to graduate students over two semesters, and will be delivered using a flexible mode of delivery during the 2024-2025 academic year. The fall semester includes online content and weekly synchronous, team-based discussions every Thursday (offered in-person on the St. John's campus and online). During the winter (January-March), graduate students undertake a teaching apprenticeship and complete a learning portfolio, with four synchronous sessions scheduled throughout the semester.

The program is free of charge for registered graduate students, and students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and official transcript notation.

Program goals

The goals of the TSEP are to:

  • Foster student and faculty engagement through effective teaching
  • Build confidence and capacity in teaching abilities
  • Introduce theories related to adult learning and teaching in higher education and how they can benefit your teaching
  • Stimulate dialogue within a community of other novice teachers, and foster individual reflection about student engagement and effective teaching
  • Provide support for participants as they undertake their teaching activities
  • Provide opportunities to develop teaching skills
  • Familiarize graduate students with the challenges and rewards of teaching

How to apply

To apply for an upcoming offering of the TSEP, please complete the following application form:

For more information please contact educatordev@mun.ca.