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Course Description

This course will prepare undergraduates to function effectively and efficiently as undergraduate teaching assistants. Through this course, students will learn pedagogical techniques that match learner needs; discuss ethical and social concerns that UTAs face in the course of a semester; and problem solve together issues that arise as teaching assistants. This course is designed in a learner centered model requiring your active and engaged participation. Through your willingness to share your experiences and expertise and your collaboration with your fellow UTA we will together construct meaningful solutions to difficulty situations. Faculty from Computer Science will participate in some of the sessions as co-facilitators. Students will be expected to complete short readings; keep a reflective blog of your learning as a teacher; give a short final presentation on a topic of interest that you want to explore in more depth to help you in your TA class.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Instructor Approval: Required; Please email to request permission to enroll. We typically recommend including a resume, your educational history, and 2-3 sentences as to why you are interested in taking the course.You may register for this course before receiving approval, but your enrollment will not be confirmed until approval is received. Please contact us at if you have not heard back.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1


Affiliated With:

School of Engineering