Teaching Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs

UW-Madison offers a wide range of cross-campus opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to develop and improve their skills for effective teaching — both in and out of the formal college classroom — and thus advance the Wisconsin Experience. From comprehensive courses and programs designed to build a strong foundation in teaching, to discrete workshops exploring a specific skill or topic, graduate students and postdocs can choose what best meets their needs and aligns with their individual development plan.

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Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to explore cross-campus teaching and learning opportunities and resources, and find the type of professional development support that best meets their current and future teaching needs, level of engagement, delivery mode, and career stage.

Some schools, colleges, and departments also provide specific teaching resources and those details can be found on their respective websites.

Faculty & Instructors

Find teaching professional development opportunities for faculty and instructors.

UW-Madison students engaged in a discussion in an active learning classroom in Wendt Commons

Develop Comprehensive Approaches to Teaching and Learning

The following programs and courses cover comprehensive and integrative approaches to teaching and learning.
The offerings include week-, semester- and year-long programs.

Build Specific Teaching Skills & Knowledge

The following offerings typically focus on a specific teaching skill, tool or topic, and range from 1-hour to multi-day.

Explore Teaching Beyond the Classroom

The following courses and programs promote development of teaching skills in informal educational settings.

Additional Cross-Campus Teaching Services, Resources & Events