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Teaching Associate Certificate

The Teaching Associate program recognizes math GTAs who have a successful teaching record. The certification has rigorous requirements, including:

  • Completion of the Incoming GTA Training program
  • Two semesters of teaching experience
  • Successful completion of the qualifying examinations
  • Teaching seminar attendance
  • Recommendation by the GTA Committee mentor
  • Preparation of course materials such as syllabi
  • Preparation of a written teaching philosophy statement

Students who receive the Teaching Associate certification are given a certificate signed by the department chair, a pay grade increase, and priority access to summer teaching positions.

Full description of the Teaching Associate Program

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