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Teaching Assistantships

Serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) is a great way to earn upper-division credit, build your resume, gain professional experience, and work closely with a faculty member, which could lead to a letter of recommendation.

General Responsibilities

As a TA your duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending weekly class meetings
  • Holding office hours
  • Answering student questions
  • Grading student work

Eligibility Criteria

Each faculty member has their own eligibility criteria for prospective TAs? These criteria may include, but are not limited to:

  • Having a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Having taken and received a high grade in the course you wish to be a TA for

Time Commitment

The number of hours you will be expected to dedicate towards TA duties is dependent on the number of credits you are enrolled in. Students enrolled in 3 credits can expect to spend around 9 hours working on TA-related tasks each week of the regular semester (1 credit = ~3 hours of work per week).

Next Steps

  • Check our spreadsheet. Each semester, the PSYC Advising team releases a spreadsheet with available TA and RA opportunities for the following semester. This spreadsheet is sent out via email in our department’s virtual newsletter. 
  • Reach out to faculty. If you are interested in serving as a TA for a specific instructor or class, you can reach out to the instructor via email to express your interest.

For more information about Teaching Assistantships, contact PSYC Advising