Syllabus Templates

Washington University of St. Louis Syllabus Template

CU Accessible Template

Course Description


  • Targeted students (level, preparedness)
  • University Requirements (catalog description)
  • Searchability
  • Keep it concise


  • Important keywords!
  • Genre of primary texts
  • Time periods
  • Prerequisites

Learning Goals

Writing Learning Goals

Graphic Display of Learning Goals (don’t forget to have an accessible version)


Expected level of preparation for class (including time)

Encourage notetaking

Electronic devices

Classroom atmosphere – respectful communication and inclusive classrooms

Absences (clearly delineate what it means to make up the work for an excused absence)

Learning Research and Myths

Persistent Myths