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20 Jun
Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops

Target Audience



Teaching Center Teaching Support

University Unit
University Center for Teaching and Learning
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Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

A teaching philosophy statement is a concise, compelling illustration of you as an instructor, a useful exercise in reflexive examination of your teaching, and a necessary component of many academic job applications. This workshop will give those just beginning to write a teaching philosophy statement a place to start and tools with which to move forward. Students who have developed teaching philosophy statements in the past will take a fresh look at those and implement effective revisions. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Create a compelling, concise statement which reflects their unique values as an instructor
  • Articulate teaching objectives
  • Describe personal teaching methods 
  • Discuss ways of gauging teaching effectiveness 
  • Reflect on the ways in which teaching is impactful for the instructor, and in which the instructor hopes to make an impact

This workshop may be counted toward the Professional Development cluster of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, visit the Teaching Center's website or contact

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Alumni Hall, 815
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.