Graduate Teaching and Learning Program

The Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program is a multi-tier program designed to help develop the teaching and learning skills of graduate students.

We recognize the importance of developing the teaching skills of graduate students, who may serve as the primary points of teaching contact for many undergraduate students. Graduate students benefit from this professional development, which not only helps them get an edge in the academic market, as many academic institutions now look for formal teaching training, but also prepares them for leadership roles outside of academia. 



The GTL Program is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows while they are active in their programs. 


As a participant, you may customize your learning, taking different levels simultaneously and participate at a level that best suits your interest and time availability. GTL Program Levels 1, 2, 3 may be taken simultaneously but level 1 must be completed in order to complete level 2 and level 3 is a prerequisite for level 4. Levels 1 and 3 can be used towards the Professional Development Requirement. 

Note: Some departments may have specific requirements, please check with your department GTL coordinator or supervisor.


To keep track of sessions, upload assignments and manage your program,  the GTL Program uses eClass. If you attend a FGSR teaching session you will be automatically enrolled to record the session and this becomes your program record to monitor.