Center for Teaching and Learning

CTL Graduate School courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of courses for graduate students interested in developing and strengthening their teaching skills. These highly-rated courses focus on evidence-based teaching practices that apply across disciplines and prepare students for success in the job market.

See below for course descriptions.


Winter quarter 2020

GRDSCH 540 Hybrid Pedagogies: Using Technology in Teaching (2 credits)

Hybrid pedagogies focus on ways the use of technology blurs the differences between face-to-face, hybrid, and online spaces, requiring a rethinking and adjustment of teaching skills so as to transect these divisions. Through both face-to-face and online class meetings, GRDSCH 540 students engage in critical examination of technologies and their application to evidence-based teaching practices. (Credit/no-credit)

Co-instructors: Milan Vidaković and Robyn Foshee

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Spring quarter 2020Student taking notes

GRDSCH 515 Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks & Practices (2 credits)

Designed for graduate students seeking to build knowledge and skills in effective teaching practices as a teaching assistant or independent instructor. Students will be introduced to fundamental pedagogical frameworks and practices applicable across the disciplines in: Course design, assessment, active learning strategies, teaching inclusively, and using technology effectively in teaching. Credit/no-credit only.

Instructor: Wei Zuo

GRDSCH 525 Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change (2 credits)

Want to make positive change in classroom and institutional climates so that all of our students thrive? In this cross-disciplinary course, students build practical skills in Theatre of the Oppressed and other arts-based pedagogies to promote inclusive educational environments in classroom, institutional, and community contexts. After completing the course, students will have the opportunity to get involved in UW’s Theater for Change (TFC) Program.

Co-instructors: Tikka Sears and Elba Moise


Summer quarter 2020

UW Seattle students walking through the quad.

GRDSCH 595: From Campus to Career

Offered online, GRDSCH 595 focuses on the development of teaching materials for academic job searches. Centers on developing engaging and comprehensive written materials that dovetail with research materials. Includes online group work, peer review, and mock interviews. Recommended for advanced graduate students, year 3 or beyond. Credit/no-credit only.

Instructor: Wei Zuo


Fall in the Quad, UW Seattle.

Autumn quarter 2020

GRDSCH 501 Teaching Assistant Preparation (1 credit)

GRDSCH 501: TA Preparation is a hybrid course — in person at the TA Conference and online during autumn quarter. Students must register and participate in the TA Conference (Sept. 16-18, 2020) in order to complete this course.

This course will provide students with post-conference support and opportunities to connect with other new TAs, learn more about campus resources, and explore specific strategies that support them in their roles as TAs.

Lead Instructor: Wei Zuo

GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms: Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students (1 credit)

Explores teaching and learning opportunities created by the increasing enrollment of international and multilingual students in U.S. universities. Focuses on evidence-based teaching practices that leverage the diverse linguistic and cultural assets of global classrooms to enrich learning for all students. (Credit/no-credit)

Instructor: Katie Malcolm