Get Started With Evidence-Based Teaching

The 2019 winter/spring series has concluded. Information about 2020 offerings will be available fall 2019. 
The Best Practices in Curriculum Design, Teaching and Assessment online series prepares participants for science teaching positions at a variety of nondoctoral institutions – community colleges, minority-serving institutions, regional or state colleges and primarily undergraduate institutions. The course is based on ASM’s Science Teaching Fellows Program.
You will learn how to:

  • Implement best practices in curriculum development, such as backward design.
  • Use active learning strategies in the classroom.
  • Identify tools, resources, and connections to enhance classroom practices.
  • Develop skill sets that make you a stronger applicant when applying for academic positions


To be eligible you must be a graduate student, postdoc or early-career scientist/faculty, transitioning to teaching who is:
  • Studying, conducting research or teaching in the microbiological and related sciences.
  • Willing to commit time and resources to participate in course activities.
  • Interested in careers that have a substantial teaching component.

Registration Details

Registration for the 2019 series is closed. Registration for 2020 series will open this fall. 

2019 Topics included: 

  • Inclusive teaching
  • Curriculum design
  • Active learning principles and practice
  • Teaching philosophy statements


The ASM Sub-Committee on Undergraduate Education supports this online series. 

Contact Information

ASM Education,