For Graduate Students
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports the professional development of Columbia graduate students across the University with current or future teaching responsibilities. The CTL also offers an array of support to graduate students to help them reflect on, improve, and measure their teaching at Columbia.
Offerings for Graduate Students
Graduate students participating in the CTL’s programs and services develop a sense of pedagogical agency, interdisciplinary exchange, and peer-driven inquiry that helps prepare them for the future in a variety of academic and professional settings. They also develop instructional practices that are learner-centered and inclusive.
Teaching Development Pathways
There are a number of ways graduate student instructors can engage with the CTL’s programs, services, and other professional development opportunities. Benefits of participation include engagement with a community of supportive peers, personal development and guidance, and opportunities for monetary support. Whether it’s your first time teaching or you are preparing for the job market, you can browse the CTL’s various pathways for graduate students.
Fellowships and Opportunities
Columbia doctoral students can apply for paid fellowship opportunities at the CTL that provide them with sustained professional development experience. Columbia doctoral students can also apply for other paid professional development opportunities, in which they are trained and supported by CTL to offer teaching support services to peers.
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