Teaching Assistant Boot Camp

Teaching Assistant Boot Camp –
This online course will get you started on the path to becoming an excellent Teaching Assistant.

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Photo by The U.S. Army

  • Approximately 8 hours, online, self-paced, free course.
  • -Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.
  • TA Candidates are encouraged to participate in the course in order to begin work as a TA.
  • Satisfactory course completion requires the submission of all the course assignments via Canvas (5 discussions and 3 assignments).
  • Candidates must satisfy FERPA requirements through the Office of Compliance in addition to this course as well.
  • Register a minimum of three days before your tenure as a TA begins.
  • *You may be required by your department to complete this training. Check with your department to verify.


    • Teaching Well
    • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Policies)
    • University policies
    • Discrimination and sexual harassment
    • Dealing with challenging classroom issues
    • Diversity in the classroom
    • University resources
    • First-day tips
    • Best practices
    • Tips from Experienced TAs

Register by emailing jami.woychesin@unthsc.edu with your name, EUID and the course in which you will be a TA.