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CTL Teaching Development Program

Are you a doctoral or MFA student looking for a way to document and showcase your teaching development? CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) allows you to cultivate, document, and articulate your teaching development across the arc of your graduate school career. Graduate students can participate in the TDP program on either of two tracks: Foundational or Advanced.

Completion of a TDP track earns a letter outlining track competencies and certifying completion from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Completion will also be noted on Columbia transcripts in most schools.

Upcoming TDP Support events

TDP Reflection Retreat | Register

Friday, April 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 212 Butler Library

Have you attended CTL workshops this year, but haven’t found the time to complete your reflections for TDP credit? Join us for this special co-working session, in which we’ll review elements of good reflections before diving into four Pomodoro-style sessions where you can reflect with a bit of structure, lots of coffee, snacks, and friends all around.


TDP Preparing to Teach: Material Prep Bootcamp | Register
Wednesday, May 12, 10:10 – 12:00 pm, 212 Butler Library

In order to successfully complete a track in the TDP, participants need to generate and annotate two important documents: a policy sheet and first day plan. The TDP Preparing to Teach: Material Prep Bootcamp is a new offering in the TDP, designed to help participants create these documents.


2024 TDP Sprint | Applications accepted April 22 – May 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 28 – 31, 203 Butler Library

The TDP Sprint offers participants all programming needed to complete the Foundational Track of the TDP across four action-packed days. More information about the TDP Sprint is available on the Teaching Development Program website.




Any questions? Email CTLgrads@columbia.edu.

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The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for graduate students in both their current and future teaching responsibilities.