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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants

Students who have proven themselves to be outstanding in their field may also have the opportunity to serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant or TA.
TA's assist faculty in a variety of ways, including administrative aspects of the course, facilitating class discussions, holding office hours, assisting in laboratories, hands-on research activities, and others. Check listings at Career Services, ask at department offices, or e-mail professors to ask about opportunities before the start of the semester. Please click here to view a list of departments in CALS.


"After being a Teaching Assistant for almost two years I have realized just how fantastic the opportunity to teach really is. It is an excellent way to gain leadership experience and also a great way to meet new people. It is always a great feeling when you know your students leave the classroom knowing skills and information that they didn't prior to entering. The opportunity to be a TA for a CALS class is an awesome opportunity and I am extremely glad that I had the chance to experience it." -Doug Klein

"Being a Teaching Assistant is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I never thought that I would have the confidence to stand up in front of first year students and be viewed as an "authority figure". I think the most important things I have taken from this experience are definitely the confidence boost, the mentoring and people skills, and also how to be a professional. If anyone ever gets the chance to be a TA, especially for the CALS Foundation Courses, I would highly recommend it." -Liz LaVallee

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