Teaching is intimately connected to your growth as a scholar. From apprenticing for a faculty career to acquiring valuable skills in communication, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning is here to help you succeed, offering programs and services for graduate students at every stage:

  • The Fall Teaching Conference and Winter Teaching Week introduce new teaching fellows to the culture and expectations of Harvard’s undergraduate classroom and offer experienced instructors the chance to become more familiar with key topics ranging from leading humanities discussions and grading problem sets in the sciences to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Bok Seminars are designed for graduate students who wish to continue their professional development as teachers and communicators. Each Bok Seminar provides the opportunity to explore an area of interest in teaching and learning over multiple sessions.
  • The Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars offers seminars and workshops specifically designed for international teachers and scholars, focusing on speaking and presentation skills (including English language proficiency), and intercultural communication.
  • The Bok Center Teaching Certificate is designed for PhD students who want to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and to bring together their experiences both in their departments and with the Bok Center.
  • Graduate students may engage more extensively with the Bok Center through one of several Fellows Programs, designed to serve departments and provide professional development opportunities for exceptional graduate student teachers.