Exploring Teaching

Evidence-Based Teaching provides trainees with the skills, knowledge, and experience to be successful and inclusive educators.

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Whether teaching is part of your career goals or not, developing evidence-based teaching skills and experience is valuable for all scientists. Through evidence-based teaching you will improve your communication skills and your awareness of teaching practices that include all students. Teaching experience can help you determine the extent to which you want teaching to be part of your career, improve your candidacy for faculty positions at teaching-focused institutions, and prepare you for your first teaching assignment as a professor which can allow you to focus on setting up your research and getting grants.

Ways to explore teaching

Evidence-Based Teaching (STEP-UP)

This course introduces you to evidence-based teaching practices and the studies that back them up. You will develop inclusive teaching skills by designing and delivering your own lesson plan.

Teaching opportunities

Though UCSF has no undergraduates, there are teaching opportunities here and at nearby institutions. 

Teaching resources

Find materials, resources, and community for teaching, and learn more about the field of education research (the field that generates the data behind these evidence-based practices)


Upcoming Events


Mastering the Art of Uncomfortability: How to Network

Date: April 3, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Info Session II: Peer Teams, Spring 2023

Date: April 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Communicating Science to Nonscientists with Jean-luc Doumont

Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - -12:30 p.m.

Evidence-Based Teaching Course (STEP-UP) Opens

Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.