Programs for Graduate Students

The CTL offers professional development programs and events that connect Columbia graduate students to effective teaching approaches, resources, and instructional technologies. The CTL runs a wide variety of offerings so that graduate students can choose the right amount of engagement in teaching development at any given stage in their academic programs.

Browse our programs for graduate students via the links below.

Upcoming Events: Visit the CTL Events Calendar to register for upcoming workshops for graduate students.

Workshops: Graduate students can explore topics related to teaching, learning, and instructional technologies by registering for one- to two-hour workshops. Participants who attend a workshop series develop deeper understanding and skills.

Learning Communities and Lounges: CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary three-part series on teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by CTL Senior Lead Teaching Fellows. Teachers’ Lounges and Language Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia.

Seminars and Institutes: Graduate students can apply for seminar programs to engage in a supportive community of practice through a series of connected modules, workshops, and discussion groups on teaching and learning topics. Graduate students interested in developing new teaching approaches, applications, and skills with hands-on guidance from CTL staff can apply to participate in multi-day immersive institutes.

Fellowships: Graduate students can apply for paid fellowship opportunities at the CTL that provide them with sustained professional development experience.

Professional Development Opportunities: Find currently open application periods for the Teaching Development Program, non-fellowship paid opportunities, and more.