Teaching Skills Enhancement Program (Graduate Students)

Program Description and Completion Requirements | Eligibility Requirements and Application Procedure | Responsibilities of Teaching Mentors

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 semesters. The fall semester is delivered in a blended format with online content and weekly in-class seminars. During the winter semester, graduate students undertake a teaching apprenticeship and complete a learning portfolio.

The program is free of charge, and graduate students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and official transcript notation.

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

Required forms:

  • TSEP Online Program Application - Application period is now closed
  • TSEP Apprenticeship application - Due by Friday, December 6, 2019
  • TSEP Apprenticeship conclusion - Due at the completion of the apprenticeship

If you are currently a participant in the 2019 - 2020 cohort, and require a form, please contact educatordev@mun.ca or call (709) 864-7821.


Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000