Practicum in College Teaching Course – GC 594

Practicum in College Teaching Course – GC 594

GC 594 is designed for students across all disciplines. The course is open to degree-seeking students in the Graduate College, with priority given to those students who have taken GC 593 (Foundations of College Teaching), and with active TA appointments. The course carries 3 hours of credit, runs for 16 weeks and is graded standard A-F. GC 594 is eligible to be used as a free elective, although all programs may not allow the credit to be used towards degree requirements. The emphasis of this course is to coach and mentor students to solve teaching problems and role model behaviors enhancing student engagement and development. The purpose of the course is to provide a supervised field-based practical experience that progresses from the College of Foundations Course (GC593), i.e. from theory and content learning to application, analysis, evaluation and creation of an effective teaching approach to undergraduate education.

Course objectives

  1. Develop, design, deliver and assess a college course.
  2. Apply appropriate strategies to help students learn effectively.
  3. Evaluate own teaching effectiveness and creatively revise their approaches for improvement.
  4. Document their development as college teacher – scholar through preparation of a well-designed teaching portfolio.

Course outcomes

  1. Demonstrate teaching effectiveness in diverse undergraduate student education.
  2. Display the ability to learn from doing to improve teaching effectiveness.