Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) for Graduate Students
Memorial University is committed to providing opportunities for the professional development of its graduate students beyond the knowledge and skills gained within the disciplines. Because graduate students are engaged in teaching and many will pursue an academic career, the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (TSEP) is designed to provide an introduction to teaching at the undergraduate level.
The program is offered to graduate students over two consecutive semesters. The fall semester is delivered in a blended learning format with online content and weekly in-class seminars. During the winter or spring/summer semester, graduate students participate in monthly seminars, undertake a teaching apprenticeship and complete a learning portfolio.
The program is free of charge and graduate students who successfully complete the program receive an official transcript notation and a certificate of completion.
The goals of the TSEP are to:
- Foster student and faculty engagement through effective teaching
- Build confidence and capacity in teaching abilities
- Introduce theories related to adult learning and teaching in higher education and how they can benefit your teaching
- Stimulate dialogue within a community of other novice teachers, and foster individual reflection about student engagement and effective teaching
- Provide support for participants as they undertake their teaching activities
- Provide opportunities to develop teaching skills
- Familiarize graduate students with the challenges and rewards of teaching