There are many resources available to graduate students to increase knowledge and skills in and out of the classroom setting.  The first line of development will be your history advisor; here are some secondary options to help.

Teaching Resources

Rhetoric Department
Center for Teaching

Center for Teaching offers pedagogical resources, professional development opportunities, and individual assistance for TAs and Graduate Instructors

Graduate College

The Graduate College offers the non-departmental courses for a variety of reasons to assist graduate students throughout their career.

  • Seminar in College Teaching (Grad 6217) is a course designed primarily for graduate students planning to teach in their professional career.  Classroom time will be spent on instruction involving techniques and strategies for teaching adult learners.   Each student will write a teaching philosophy statement at the end of the course.
  • Practicum: College Teaching for TAs (CLAS 5100) is a 1 sh graduate course that offers support and guidance for TAs seeking to develop and advance their skills as teachers at the college level.  The class helps develop effective course management; create inclusive, learner-centered, collaboration-rich classroom environments; and devise a teaching approach based on personal strengths and current best practices.
College of Education

The College of Education offers a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching to provide the necessary coursework and supervised experiences to prepare graduate students for careers in post-secondary education.

Professional Resources

University and Graduate College Resources

The Graduate College Professional Development provides support and resources for graduate students pursuing academic and non-academic careers

  • Helps with Grant Writing to clarify your research, improve your writing, and expand your scholarly network. 
  • Career Exploration and Planning can help you and your advisor to self-assess and prepare for your future career

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is available to all UI faculty, staff, post-doc scholars and graduate students

  • Courses, webinars, and seminars available to assist with curriculum development, dissertation writing and job placement

BUILD Diversity Certificate through the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Opportunity to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all

Building Our Global Community Certificate through International Programs

  • Opportunity to learn about the experiences of international students and scholars, and methods to foster skills for working with and awareness of our increasingly intercultural campus
American Historical Association
External Resources

Mt. San Antonio College's, Magic Mountie Podcast has a number of good professional development podcasts including the episodes below on applying for jobs at a community college:

  • Episode 37 - Getting a FT Job at a Community College
  • Episode 38 - What to Expect When You're Applying (Cover Letters)
  • Episode 39 - What to Expect When You're Applying (Preparing for the Interview)
  • Episode 40 - What to Expect When You're Applying (Getting A Handle on the FT Faculty Role)

*When you expand Episode 37 you'll find a really helpful PowerPoint presentation.

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