What is a Teaching Philosophy?

Take a moment and think about how you approach the act of teaching.

How do you view the role of the

  • Institution?
  • Student?
  • Instructor?

Now think about

  • Your beliefs regarding education
  • What you value in teaching
  • Which educational theories you subscribe to and how you put those theories into practice within the classroom





The teaching philosophy statement is a narrative in which these ideas are articulated in order to define what teaching means to you as an instructor.