Seminar on College Teaching: EDU 398

CRN: 41058


The Seminar on College Teaching (EDU 398) is taught several times a year, and is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. If you plan to teach undergraduates, this course provides you with the core knowledge and skills you will need. Seminar participants will learn about and engage in evidence-based learning and teaching practices, explore the literature on effective teaching practices, and engage in thought-provoking discussions around teaching and learning. Topics include:

  • Developing course objectives
  • Designing teaching strategies to meet course objectives
  • Creating meaningful forms of testing and assessment
  • Establishing an inclusive learning environment
  • Using tools and techniques to improve communication in the classroom
  • Integrating technology to enhance student learning
  • Considering ethical issues in teaching and learning, and
  • Developing ways to promote life-long learning and self-improvement in teaching.

Credit and Certificate

Graduate students can earn two units of credit for EDU 398. Postdoctoral Scholars can also participate and may complete all seminar requirements without registering for credit.  All participants who complete course requirements will earn a certificate of completion that can be included in a teaching portfolio and curriculum vitae. 

2019-2020 Seminar in College Teaching Course Offerings 

The Seminar on College Teaching will be offered during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 quarters.  Enrollment is limited; please register early.