Many students teach during their graduate education without ever having done it before. How can you receive teaching education if education is not your primary field? Here is a collection of resources and events to help improve your skills. The Graduate School also offers a transcript visible certification in teaching called the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching.

Courses offered by the Graduate School

GRAD 542 - The Inclusive College Classroom

An examination of multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. Discussions of theory and research are coupled with practical hands-on opportunities for students to develop and hone their teaching and course development skills.

Course location: 
Corvallis CampusEcampus
Number of credits: 
3 credits
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GRAD 550 - Introduction to Online Teaching

Prepares students to develop and teach distance courses. Students explore practical aspects of course development and facilitation: a brief history of distance education and pedagogical theory; course design principles; engagement of adult learners; active learning; and investigation of how online instruction, in addition to offering flexibility and convenience, also offers distinct pedagogical benefits. Open to students in all disciplines.

Course location: 
Ecampus
Number of credits: 
2 credits
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GRAD 560 - Theories of Teaching and Learning (Online Section Only)

Examination and analysis of theories and research related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on theoretical applications for GTAs, instructors, and other who teach in the college and university classroom.

Course location: 
Corvallis Campus
Number of credits: 
3 credits
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Course catalog
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GRAD 561 - Course Design and Methods (Online Section Only)

Exploration of research and research-based practices related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on course design, facilitation, and other instructional techniques for GTAs, instructors, and others who teach in the college and university classroom.

Course location: 
Ecampus
Number of credits: 
3 credits
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Course catalog
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Resources

Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT)

The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is designed to provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential.

541-737-8576
Corvallis Campus

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The OSU Center for Teaching and Learning helps faculty, graduate teaching assistants, departments, and colleges achieve professional excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning.

541-737-2816
Corvallis Campus

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

Focused on graduate student and postdoc teaching development but open to any OSU student or employee, CIRTL offers centralized courses, MOOCS, workshops, and webinars related to teaching effectiveness to those in any discipline.

As a member institution, OSU is launching its own local initiative this to complement CIRTL’s centralized offerings so that participants may receive nationally-recognized CIRTL credentials.

Corvallis Campus

GTA Orientation and Training

The Graduate School and its partners hold a GTA Orientation each year as part of Grad Welcome Week. Here are some video recordings from that event:

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. We offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

This flier lists member benefits and how to get an account.

Tuesday Teaching Talks by the CTL

Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Discuss research-based teaching approaches identified as effective in the scholarship of teaching; enhance teaching and learning through the use of instructional technology; and share and discuss just-in-time teaching needs, challenges, and successes experienced in the classroom. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete the series. These 90-minute workshops are facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration not required. 

Corvallis Campus

Events

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