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Graduate Teaching Development Program (GTDP)

The Graduate Teaching Development Program provides registered Ryerson graduate students with an opportunity to enhance their teaching skills, to develop a teaching dossier, and to earn teaching certificates in higher education.

Please note: The Graduate Teaching Development Program is replacing the Professional Development in Teaching Program (PDP). 

The Graduate Teaching Development Program offers Ryerson graduate students the opportunity to complete up to two teaching certifications.

  • Program is FREE for all registered Ryerson graduate students. 
  • Take up to two free 6-week courses in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education that will appear on your Ryerson transcript.
  • Flexible completion schedule that can fit within the requirements of your graduate program. You can complete as much or as little of the program as you want. 
  • Upon successful completion of each level of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Ryerson Learning & Teaching Office, and a digital badge that can be added to your LinkedIn profile. 

The GTDP offers you a digital badge to showcase the outcomes you have achieved for potential employers on social media platforms like LinkedIn. Your badge is issued from eCampusOntario, external link.  You will recieve a digital badge upon completion of each level, and the full GTDP Certificate is awarded upon completion of both Level 1 & 2. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You can register for CILT 100 during any semester that is convenient for you, and you can begin your workshop hours as soon as you like.