GTA Virtual Lunch & Learn- Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Session Description & Learning Outcomes

A teaching philosophy statement demonstrates your teaching beliefs, values, use of evidence-based teaching and assessment practices for effective instruction. Many jobs, especially academic positions, ask applicants to submit a “teaching philosophy statement” with their application materials. You also need a teaching statement for Teaching Award applications at institutional and regional levels. Additionally, if you intend to receive a Certification in College Teaching from MSU, your teaching statement is an important part of your teaching portfolio.

In this workshop, we will walk you through the process of recognizing your teaching values and collecting evidence of effective teaching. At the end of this session, you will have a working draft of your teaching statement, which will empower you to continue your efforts toward intentional and effective teaching.


Facilitated by Dr. Stefanie Baier

Director, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Instructional Development


Zoom link will be shared with participants the day before.