Kennesaw State University

GRAD 9001 Course – College and University Teaching

The GRAD 9001 College and University Teaching one-credit hour course is designed to prepare graduate students to teach in higher education. All graduate students who are currently teaching or considering teaching in the future are welcome. In The Skillful Teacher, Stephen Brookfield (2015) says, “No philosophy, theory, or model can possibly capture or explain every single aspect of the idiosyncratic reality that is your own experience as a teacher” (269).  In your view, what does it take to become a great teacher? In this course, we will explore, analyze, discuss, and reflect upon models and approaches that inform our work, keeping in mind that each of us will uniquely build upon them in our current and future classrooms or workspaces.

This 11-week course explores a range of topics about teaching and learning:

  • Understanding how students learn
  • Identifying active learning strategies
  • Creating interactive lectures
  • Facilitating discussions
  • Implementing formative and summative assessments
  • Establishing an inclusive classroom environment
  • Handling problematic student behaviors
  • Composing a teaching philosophy
  • Conducting classroom observations
  • Microteaching

This course is offered online every semester. For more information contact Professor Linda Stewart at