Teaching Science and Engineering, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
70 days
199 USD/full
199 USD/full
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This Teaching Science and Engineering programme from EPFLis designed to help doctoral teaching assistants develop their teaching skills in scientific and engineering disciplines at university level. 

The MOOC will address what to do when you teach as well as explaining why these approaches work.

Some people think that teaching is simply a matter of knowing the content material and having the right kind of personality and experience. In fact, research evidence suggests that people can become effective teachers if they learn:

  • the content of their discipline
  • the different ways students learn this content and the problems they face with it
  • how to manage learning in practice in a classroom.

This MOOC focuses on the second and third of these elements.

The ways in which students learn in science and engineering programs, and the problems they typically face, have been the subject of a great deal of research in the last two decades. We have based this MOOC on that research evidence, with a focus on the ways in that teaching assistants can help students to maximise their learning in university-level programmes.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • What does recent research say about teaching science or engineering

  • What should students learn about experimentation, problem-solving and managing projects

  • What is good practice in presenting, questioning and giving feedback

  • How to manage a class and to facilitate group work

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University-level mathematics or science degree

  • Level: Advanced

Tuition Fee

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    199 USD/full
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