Graduate Teaching and Learning Program

GTL Program Level 1

GTL Program level one is intended to provide an overview of skills and concepts required for teaching at a post-secondary level.

Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program level one is intended to provide an overview of pedagogical skills and concepts required for teaching at a post-secondary level.  Participants will receive a letter of completion listing all the sessions they have attended once they meet their Level One requirements.

Participants starting August 2016
GTL participants must complete 20 hours of pedagogical training. This includes 15 hours through FGSR Graduate Teaching Development sessions and an additional 5 hours of sessions focused on teaching from any available resource on or off campus. Participants can access on-line teaching modules (MyGradSkills.ca); can attend events offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), departments, FGSR, Festival of Teaching (FoT), or conferences with teaching related sessions.  Some departments may have specific requirements for their participants. Participants are required to write 5 short reflections (250-750 words each) about what they learned from sessions.  Evidence of sessions taken outside of FGSR can be captured through a reflection. The reflections are to be uploaded through eClass. All participants who accumulate 20 hours of Graduate Teaching Development sessions, and complete their 5 reflections, at any time during their graduate program/fellowship will be issued a letter indicating completion of Level 1 of the GTL program.  

Participants who participated prior to August 2016
Students must complete 15 FGSR Teaching Development hours and will receive a letter indicating they have completed Level One pedagogical (training) requirements……apply to Level One.

Additional Information
Only the FGSR Teaching Development sessions and MyGradSkills.com courses apply to Level One.  The following four courses are available for credit on MyGradSkills.com:

  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Teaching Online: Basic Skills for TAs
  • Teaching Online: Advanced Facilitation Skills for Graduate Students