Courses and Workshops

For Graduate Students

The following teaching courses are specifically designed for Graduate Student Teachers:

GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills
A one-term, 10-week course that introduces graduate students with no prior teaching experience, to basic theories and skills for classroom teaching. This course prepares graduate students for their first teaching assignments.

GPS 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching
A two-term course for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are currently teaching, have some previous teaching experience, or who have completed GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills.  The goal of this interdisciplinary course is to provide a supportive learning environment where students can continue to apply the principles of university teaching and practice their communication and teaching skills, all while receiving feedback from their instructors and peers.

GSR 982: Mentored Teaching
For Ph.D. students who have received a Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This faculty-mentored program prepares graduate students to become classroom instructors (term one) with a teaching practicum in their home department (term two).

For Instructors, Post-docs, and Graduate Students

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) also offers a number of free, non-credit courses and workshops that cover a variety of topics related to teaching strategies, assessment and evalation, and other key and timely aspects of teaching and learning in higher education.

These courses and workshops are offered throughout the year and are led by faculty from across campus or by members of the GMCTL team.

Professional Skills Development

Graduate student success is not limited to teaching and academic performance. Whether you have lots of time or just a little to devote to professional skills development, we have a variety of opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to consider:

Graduate Professional Skills Certificate

Work towards completing the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate while completing your graduate degree or working as a post-doctoral fellow.

GSR 984: Thinking Critically

Register for GSR 984: Thinking Critically - Professional Skills for Global Citizens, a multi-disciplinary course that will help you develop and practice critical and reflective thinking skills.

Mitacs and other learning opportunities

Attend and reflect on your experiences with peers in MITACS and other professional skills workshops around campus.

Teaching Strategies

How you can help

Graduate students with considerable teaching experience are encouraged to share their expertise at The Gwenna Moss Centre by facilitating workshops for other graduate student teachers on relevant topics such as marking, building rapport with students, or teaching in the lab.

Please contact one of the GMCTL staff members if you are interested in working with us.

If you have had some experience teaching at the U of s, you or your peers may be eligible for the Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award.

Getting Help

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

GMCTL has a variety of programming, workshops, non-credit courses and resources for graduate students or post-doctorals who are new to teaching and who already have some experience but want to learn more.