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Graduate Students & Postdocs

The Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach offers support to Graduate Students and Postdocs by providing resources, consultation services, courses and seminars. 

Examples include: 

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation during the Fall Teaching Conference, which is integrated into Graduate Orientation Week.
  • Resources and opportunities for educational outreach with PreK-12 schools and students.
  • The ABCs of Course Design, a short course for graduate students, post-docs and others at Caltech who are hoping to be the instructor of record for a course or interested in course design. 
  • The Caltech Project for Effective Teaching (CPET), a graduate student-led group offering seminars and discussions on teaching several times each quarter.
  • Certificates in University Teaching, varying in level of commitment and scope from exploring interest to demonstrating teaching practices.
  • Credit-bearing, graduate course on University Teaching in STEM (open to postdoc auditors who commit to full participation).

Visit University Teaching for more information!

Our center also offers a number of opportunities to connect to the broader educational community in Pasadena and beyond. PreK-12 outreach support includes:

  • Coordination and support for teaching and lecturing opportunities in the local community.
  • Mentoring and tutoring opportunities with local middle and high school students.
  • Educational outreach office support for development and implementation of hands-on demonstrations and lessons designed for PreK-12 students.
  • Coordination and support for campus clubs that bring PreK-12 students and families to campus or that visit local PreK-12 schools.
  • Seminars and workshops for students interested in outreach.
  • Opportunities to host high school students in labs for summer research.
  • Consultation on development and implementation of broader impacts components of grant applications.
Visit Outreach for more information!