Doctoral Program Teaching Requirement

Practical pedagogical experience is a program requirement in the doctoral programs in the Division of the Social Science. In April, graduate students apply for departmental teaching opprtunities for the upcoming academic year. Students are notified of assignments at the end of spring quarter.

John Dewey Prize Lectureships

Advanced graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are close to completing their dissertation are eligible to apply for a John Dewey Lectureship in the Department of Psychology and the Social Sciences Collegiate Division. This award supports development and presentation of a one-quarter undergraduate course that is relevant to the needs of the Department’s undergraduate curriculum. Up to two lectureships will be awarded. 

University of Chicago Summer Session Courses

Summer Session courses are those with broad, general appeal: for instance, courses that undergraduate students need to fulfill Common Core or major requirements, and that would appeal to students looking to transfer the credit to degree programs at other institutions (such as visiting undergraduates and academically advanced high school students). Course proposals are reviewed by the Psychology Department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee in early October. Courses that meet the departmental curricular needs and standard are then forwarded on to the Graham School for review.

Resources for Teaching