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Teaching Programs

The NC State Graduate School provides professional development in the areas of teaching and mentoring. We utilize evidence-based best practices in teaching and learning. Our teaching programs cover an array of topics important for those who wish to pursue a faculty career that involves both formal and informal instruction with students. We also provide a non-credit Teaching Certificate that, upon successful completion, will be notated on your transcript. Our Teaching Programs encompass the competencies of career and self-development, oral and written communication, and teamwork and collaboration.

New Initiatives

Beginning in January 2024, the Teaching Program will be offering two new initiatives: Monthly Listening Sessions and Weekly Drop-In Sessions. Please see below for all the details.

Listening Sessions

During the Spring semester, Dr. Phil Tietjen will facilitate monthly listening sessions for graduate students and post-docs as a space for having informal conversations about teaching and related topics. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about teaching and meet and learn from your peers. We welcome you and look forward to your participation!

Listening Session Dates & Times:

  • Session 1: 1/26, 12-1pm Graduate School, Room 2328 (Register)
  • Session 2: 2/23, 12-1pm Online (Register)
  • Session 3: 3/22, 12-1pm Graduate School, Room 2328 (Register)
  • Session 4: 4/19, 12-1pm Online (Register)
  • Session 5: 5/3, 12-1pm Graduate School, Room 2328 (Register)

Drop-In Sessions (“Fridays with Phil”)

As an additional means of supporting graduate student professional development, Dr. Phil Tietjen will also be holding weekly drop-in sessions for anyone who would like a one-on-one consultation meeting for talking about questions related to teaching, applying for academic positions and related topics. The drop-in sessions will happen on Fridays 12-1pm online (via Zoom) except on February 16, March 15, March 29 and on those Fridays that have been reserved for monthly “Listening Sessions” (see above). For details and link to the Zoom session, click the registration link. If you have problems accessing, it please email Dr. Phil Tietjen.

Advanced Teaching Certificate

This Summer (2024) the Teaching Program will offer an Advanced Teaching Certificate. This advanced level certificate offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the topics covered in Level 1 by discussing pivotal articles on teaching and learning with a cohort of Teaching Assistants (i.e., Community of Practice) and facilitated by the Director of Teaching, Dr. Phil Tietjen. You will also have the opportunity to create and receive feedback on evidence-based learning designs for use in your classes and participate in a research community focused on teaching. Prerequisite: Completion of Teaching Certificate. Register for the Advanced Teaching Certificate. For more details, see the Advanced Teaching Certificate curriculum or contact Dr. Phil Tietjen.