Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Experience

This course (PSY 1970) involves student participation as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for a psychology course under the supervision of a faculty member. Consent from a supervising faculty member in the psychology department and a permission number from a psychology advisor is required before registering for this course.


PSY 1970 Forms

Guidelines for prerequisites, credit hours, registration, and responsibilities.

Form to be completed, signed by your faculty member and processed in the Advising Office before the end of add/drop for the term. This is required before you will be able to register for the course. All University registration deadlines apply to PSY 1970.


Prerequisites

  • PSY GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 12 credits of psychology (including current term)
  • Previous completion of psychology course chosen for TA experience (or proficiency in subject area of course, subject to faculty supervisor approval)
  • Any additional requirements as per faculty supervisor


Credit Options

Credits are determined by the number of hours spent and should be discussed with the faculty sponsor.

  • 1 credit = 55 hours
  • 2 credits = 85 hours
  • 3 credits = 120 hours


Please read the following carefully:

PSY 1970 does NOT fulfill a Psychology major course requirement, but will count as elective credit toward the 120 credits required for an Arts & Sciences undergraduate degree.

The School of Arts and Sciences allows a maximum of 24 credits of undergraduate teaching, directed reading, directed research, and internships among the 120 credits required for a degree.


Registering for PSY 1970

  • Identify a psychology faculty member and course you would like to request to become a UTA for in PSY 1970.
  • Once accepted, the student and faculty member must complete a learning agreement.
  • Make two copies of the signed Learning Agreement and bring it to the Psychology Advising Office to be processed either during walk-in hours, or by appointment. One copy of the learning agreement will be for your records, one for the site supervisor and the original will remain in the Psychology Advising Office. The permission code for self-enrollment will then be provided.