As is the case with any skill or craft, becoming a more effective teacher involves a lot of practice—but also requires engaging with expert knowledge and taking the time to reflect deeply on your own process. Our teaching certificate programs will help you cultivate habits of experimentation and reflection that will serve you well over the course of your career. The Bok Teaching Certificate is designed for GSAS PhD students teaching in Harvard College; the Bok Certificate in Teaching Language and Culture, developed in collaboration with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, allows GSAS PhD students interested in second language pedagogy to demonstrate the depth of their engagement with research and practice in the field. PhD students should choose the certificate program most relevant to their disciplines and their goals for university teaching.
Please note: Our seminars and certificates are limited to GSAS PhD students and others at similar career stages engaged in the teaching of Harvard College undergraduates.