What is a Teaching Philosophy Statement?

At some point during your academic journey, you will realize that the appropriate time has arrived to begin hunting for that teaching position you have so desired. Like other job applications, teaching positions require standard documentation: a CV or resume, references, and a cover letter, in addition to an online application. Nevertheless, during your quest for a faculty position, you will eventually encounter an academic institution that requires a document describing your teaching philosophy. A teaching philosophy is a personal statement that outlines your beliefs about teaching and learning as well as the teaching strategies you find most effective. You will also be expected to provide a few examples of how your teaching beliefs have proven useful throughout your career as an instructor. Consequently, if you have never had the opportunity to teach and lack the experience needed to substantiate your viewpoint, you are in for a bit of a challenge. Learn More >>


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