Teaching Skills

Become a Teacher of Students 

You want to share knowledge, to give back, to change lives. We can help you do that.

Many students seeking advanced degrees become graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) as a part of their studies. Below, we have provide a few resources to support faculty and graduate teaching assistants. 

How You Teach 

Professional development opportunities and resources for faculty on a variety of topics include: 

  • (Re)Designing courses and teaching online .
  • Engaging students through active learning strategies. 
  • Rethink grading and feedback. 
  • Creating inclusive learning experiences for students. 
  • Guiding undergraduate students to support resources. 
  • Documenting your teaching and conducting research on your teaching. 

Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning  supports you as an instructor of graduate students and Mason GTAs in honing their skills as instructors, including:  

  • Establishing your identity as a teacher. 
  • Designing  online, hybrid or face-to-face courses. 
  • Strengthening and refining your approaches to working with and giving feedback to students. 
  • Serving as a graduate research assistant on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project. 

The center will also help you connect with other faculty and GTAs across the university.  Other resources from the Center include: 

Find out more about the Stearns Center’s support for faculty and GTAs, and stay up to date by joining the Stearns Center mailing list and following it on Twitter

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