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Many of our instructors prefer to have undergraduate students serve as Teaching Assistants in courses. The experience provides additional learning opportunities for our students as they apply the course material in a new way as well as helping to serve the needs of the department.
The Department of Psychology requires that UTAs have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2, have Junior status (60+ credits), earned an “A” in the course they are serving as TA for, and register for 2 credits of Psyc 493 (Tutoring in Psychology) with their supervising instructor.
Upon first assignment, UTAs must also be enrolled in Psyc 492: Teaching of Psychology for 1 online credit. The seminar covers safety training, use of Blackboard and other CILT technologies, teaching of psychology, and best practices for college instruction.
Additionally, the University requires student serving as TAs to:
- Complete NDUS Data Privacy (FERPA) training
- Participate in an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) community site (i.e., training website).
If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in serving as a TA, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Programs, heather.terrell@UND.edu.