Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Philosophies

Whether you’re applying for a doctoral program or searching for your first professorship, you’ll need to show a selection panel that you can effectively fulfill their teaching requirements. With this handout, we'll give you the skills -- and some of the words -- to communicate that you can fulfill these requirements. 

This handout will show you how to:

  • Express your teaching goals;
  • Explain the methods you use; 
  • Show how you reflect on your teaching practices.

To see these strategies in action, click the link in the sidebar to view, download, and print the PDF.

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