TA Mandatory Trainings
Teaching Assistant/Associate Mandatory Trainings
A Teaching Assistant/Associate (TA) must complete the following trainings before beginning their instructional duties.
The Graduate College coordinates a one-day orientation program designed to acquaint first-time TAs at the University of Arizona. The orientation program focuses on learner-centered teaching methodology and culturally responsive teaching strategies.
All TAs are required to pass the UA Policies module test (95% or higher). TATO is self-paced and available at any time to anyone who registers and has a valid NetID. The Graduate College monitors scores. One can complete TATO by signing into d2l.arizona.edu. Deadline for completion for Fall 2013 is September 8, 2013.
International Teaching Assistants/Associates from a non-English speaking country, must score at least a 24 on the speaking subtest of the TOEFL iBT test or have a TSE/SPEAK score or 50 or a TBEST score of 6.8 in order to work as a TA. If an International TA does not meet at least one of the minimum scores listed above, the TA will need to meet with the hiring department and have an English Speaking Proficiency Evaluation (ESPE) done.
- Costs and Fees
- Graduate Incentives for Growth Awards (GIGA)
- University of Arizona Resources
- Federal State and Institutional Aid
- Peace Corps
- Science Foundation Fellowship
- Other Resources
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
- Graduate Assistant / Associate