Peer Leader Resources

Peer Leader Training

The Learning Centers offers training and professional development workshops for peer leaders working at our centers and with partnering Rutgers offices and programs. Workshop topics include (but not limited to) developing study skills and motivation in students, managing stress as a peer leader and student, reflecting on peer instructional skills, incorporating inclusive teaching practices, and many more.

Register for workshops through the Peer Leader Training Calendar.

Peer Leaders Working for the Learning Centers

All peer leaders working for the Learning Centers participate in required peer leader training. When hired for the semester, peer leaders are added to the Peer Leader Training Canvas site for the current academic year to access training modules and resources. For access, please contact the Training and Professional Development Specialist. The required training consists of the following for new and returning peer leaders:

New Peer Leaders (first time working for the Learning Centers)

  • Complete Peer Leader Orientation (occurs when hired for the semester)

    • New Peer Leader Asynchronous Modules on Canvas

    • Attendance and participation in a two-hour synchronous session

  • Complete one professional development workshop during your first semester as a peer leader*

*After your first semester, you would then complete two workshops per semester of employment. 

Returning Peer Leaders 

  • Complete Peer Leader Orientation (occurs when hired for the semester)

    • Returning Peer Leader Asynchronous Modules on Canvas

    • Attendance and participation in a two-hour synchronous session

  • Complete two professional development workshops per semester of employment

Register for professional development workshops through the Peer Leader Training Calendar. Only workshops labeled with "Peer Leaders Only" count towards the professional development requirement.

Pedagogy of Peer-Led Learning (01:090:322) 

The Learning Centers offers a 3-credit, 300-level pedagogy course available to all students in peer leader positions at Rutgers and those interested in peer education. Please learn more at Pedagogy of Peer-Led Learning

Questions?

Please contact our Training and Professional Development Specialist with any questions about training, workshops, or the pedagogy course. 

If interested in becoming a peer leader or working in one of the Learning Centers, please complete the Employment Form to submit your application.

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