GRAD 8101: Teaching in Higher Education

Course Description

GRAD 8101 is designed to help you become a responsive and reflective teacher. The instructor, along with course participants, will model a variety of active learning strategies and facilitate discussions addressing educational theory and practice. By combining action and analysis, you will explore and develop teaching skills that promote learning within a diverse student body across a variety of settings.

Course Objectives

As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:

  • begin to articulate a philosophy of teaching,
  • synthesize your academic and professional experience in a curriculum vitae,
  • construct, apply, and interpret the results of assessment tools measuring student learning and teaching effectiveness,
  • design a syllabus demonstrating the relationship between course objectives, content, and methodology,
  • demonstrate knowledge of active learning theory and practice,
  • analyze and manage classroom environments, and
  • gain comfort and confidence with regard to teaching.

Sample Syllabus

Sample GRAD 8101 syllabus


Contact the course instructor or the Preparing Future Faculty coordinator, Bill Rozaitis.