Graduate Teaching Support

If you are a graduate student who is currently an instructor or teaching assistant, or if you just want to learn more about teaching, you will find resources, programming, and more below! The Graduate College, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching & Learning, is here to support your teaching needs.

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Graduate College Badging Program

You are working hard to become a better instructor, and we want to recognize you for it! The Graduate College and Center for Teaching & Learning are proud to present our new College Teaching Badging Program. Each badge asks you to complete a series of tasks to explore evidence-based teaching practices and apply them to your own teaching. To learn more, follow this link to self-register for the Badging Program Canvas course:

Self-enroll in the Graduate College Badging Program Canvas Course

Click here to learn more about the Graduate College Badges


Grad Student Teaching Support Canvas Site

Interested in learning more about best practices for teaching? Check out the modules on our Canvas page, with information on topics such as: active learning, effective lecturing, inclusive teaching, and more. Additional modules are always being added!

Self-Enroll in the Grad Student Teaching Support Canvas Course


Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Kent State Graduate College Graduate Student Teaching Award highlights excellence in teaching and mentoring among current graduate students. The award recognizes graduate students who exemplify excellence in teaching/learning as part of their professional development and training. One award will be given to a doctoral student and one to a master’s student. 

Kent State University recipients will also be submitted as institutional nominees to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools as KSU nominees for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award. The MAGS award includes a citation and a $750 honorarium that will be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).

For assistance with your application process, please contact Dr. Sarah Beal,

Congratulations to our 2023 Doctoral Winner, Maren Greve!

Learn more about the Graduate Student Teaching Award!


Teaching Recognition Awards

The Center for Teaching & Learning offers a tiered teaching recognition program, designed to reward instructors for their efforts to enhance teaching and learning. These awards act as badges, and you are welcome to earn as many as you would like. You do not need to be a current instructor to apply for our Bronze Awards!

Teaching Recognition badges

Apply for a Teaching Recognition Award!


Workshop Recordings

The Graduate College has recorded a series of workshop session that can be found on the  Graduate College Kaltura channel.

Additional workshop recordings can be found on the Center for Teaching & Learning Past Events Page.

Teaching Philosophy Support

For individual conversations to help you get started or for feedback, contact Dr. Sarah Beal,

Individualized Support

If you have questions about your teaching, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning! You can schedule a time to chat with our staff one-on-one or with a group. Contact or reach out to Dr. Sarah Beal (


Learn more about CTL Services!