The PhD Teaching Academy program is a blended program developed to prepare PhD students
to start a teaching career in the academia. The program allows PhD students to learn
how to manage large and small classes and gain hands-on experience with a range of
teaching and learning pedagogies, instructional technologies, and best practices.
The PhD Teaching Academy program consists of four modules over two semesters. Each
module consists of five 2-hr sessions except the last module which is a full semester apprenticeship. PhD students
who successfully finish this program will be qualified to become future faculty members.
The program has the following goals to achieve:
Familiarize the participants with the teaching environment, culture, and infrastructure
Provide participating graduate students with a strong emerging pedagogical foundation
upon which they can build and innovate across their teaching career.
Enable the participants to acquire knowledge of teaching techniques, instructional
technologies, and assessment methods.
Share the most effective, evidence-based classroom practices in UAEU to facilitate effective
and efficient teaching.
Apply theoretical and practical knowledge about student learning, teaching, assessment,
evaluation and curriculum design to your practice.