Writing Your Teaching Philosophy III: Examples & Models

Below, you will find a variety of teaching philosophy statements, most sorted by the subject and others authored by winners of Teaching Excellence Awards.

  • These may be useful as models, exemplars, sources for language for your own teaching philosophy, etc.  
  • I encourage you to examine models from a variety of fields as each brings something unique to the presentations of a teaching philosophy.

A. Teaching Philosophy Statements by Award Winners

1. Teaching Award Winners Selected by Western

2. Teaching Award Winners Selected by the University of Calgary

B.  Teaching Philosophy Statements Sorted by Subject (from University of Michigan, CRLT and other sources [other sources indicated by *])

1. Engineering

2. Humanities

3. Natural and Physical Sciences

4. Social Sciences