Teaching Philosophy & Portfolio Development

The CTE offers a variety of programs and resources to support graduate instructors as they develop their teaching philosophies and portfolios.


For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows participating in the Apprenticeship in College Teaching program and/or preparing to go on the job market, the CTE has developed a resource on the Teaching Portfolio and another focused on the Teaching Philosophy Statement. These guides provide reflection prompts, an overview of typical components, and links to sample materials.

For anyone putting together teaching portfolio materials for the Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program, we periodically offer drop-in working sessions (stay tuned for information on upcoming offerings).

Drafting Your Teaching Philosophy Statement Online Workshop

Once or twice a semester, the CTE offers an asynchronous online workshop in Canvas open to all Boston College graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to reflect on their teaching, learn some features of a successful teaching philosophy statement, as well as draft a complete statement and receive feedback from CTE staff. It was created to help Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program participants meet program requirements as well as for those seeking a teaching job in higher education. Look for an email announcement from the CTE with registration information for the next offering. If you aren’t already on our mailing list, you can drop us a line asking to be added.