Training for First-Time Teaching Assistants
University-level Teaching Assistant (TA) training is a requirement at Texas A&M University. For more information, visit Teaching Assistant Institute. New TAs and/or current TAs that have not previously completed TA training with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), should contact their department supervisor regarding the CTE Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI). Teaching Assistants’ attendance at the Teaching Assistant Institute is mandatory.
The Teaching Assistant Institute supports new Teaching Assistants in their assignments as lecturers, lab instructors, recitation leaders and course graders for their departments. This one day training program also includes ethical and legal responsibilities training (administered through the Gateway System) and provides new TAs with the opportunity to clarify, question, apply and organize knowledge comprising foundational principles in teaching and learning. For more information, please visit the CTE website.