Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unable to find the answer to your question below, please contact Dan Nocivelli by at or (617) 253-2850. 



How are applicants selected for KTCP?

The KTCP has two goals: to prepare future faculty for teaching outside of MIT and to provide training for current MIT instructors and TAs. We are also committed to providing equal space for both graduate students and postdocs. We work to provide everyone who wants to an opportunity to participate in the program before leaving MIT. Applicants for whom this is among the last chances to take the program have priority, followed by those with confirmed, upcoming teaching appointments at MIT.

Applications are selected on a first-come/first-serve basis; all applications submitted before the deadline will receive equal consideration.


What kinds of questions are on the application?

The application collects basic contact information, information about your appointment at MIT, and information about any forthcoming teaching commitments you have. The applications also includes the following two short-answer questions with a 1500 character limit.

  • Describe your teaching responsibilities in the next two semesters. (Only shown if applicable)
  • In addition to learning about teaching practices in general, what are two specific goals that motivate you to apply for this program?


When will KTCP be offered again?

Following the spring 2020 session, the next KTCP session will be fall 2020, followed by spring 2021. There will not be a summer 2020 session.


Is KTCP a credit-bearing subject? Does it appear on my transcript?

No, KTCP is not a credit-bearing subject and you do not receive a grade at the end. Completion is determined by attendance and completion of required homework. The program does not appear on your transcript, but upon completing the program you will receive a certificate from TLL and a letter from the Vice Chancellor attesting to the work you have done.


Is there a fee to apply for the KTCP? Is there a fee to take the program?

No, there is no fee to apply or enroll in the KTCP.


What is the time commitment for the program?

For each workshop, there are pre-workshop readings and tasks, as well as post-workshop assignments. You should plan to spend at least 1 hour preparing materials (reading and completing preparatory tasks) before each workshop. You should also plan to spend at least an hour to complete and upload each post-workshop assignment.


What are the program expectations?

In order to complete the program and receive a certificate, you must attend all 8 workshops (7 two-hour workshops and 1 one-hour workshops), participate in both microteaching session, and submit all required post-workshop homework (7 assignments) as well as 1 microteaching reflection.


Will I be able to graduate if I need to miss a session?

Workshops are practice-based and interactive. It is difficult to compensate for missing them and there will be no make-up sessions. If you already know that you will need to miss a workshop, we encourage you to apply for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 programs.


I do not have an affiliation with MIT. Can I participate in the KTCP?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate non-MIT participants at this time.