Biomedical Sciences Cluster Curriculum - TAships
Teaching is an indispensable part of the training
program, for several reasons:
1. The best way to learn a
subject is to teach it to others.
2. The ability to teach is a critical part of a career in academic
3. It will be an essential tool of trade for those of our graduates who
pursue science teaching or science communications careers (e.g. museum
or news media work).
All graduate students in the Biological Sciences Division are required
to complete two teaching assistantships in two different quarterly
courses. Students may TA an undergraduate course, graduate level
course or a medical school course. The Division also sponsors a
TA Training Course that may satisfy one of the TA course
opportunities and details can be found on the BSD's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Teaching Opportunities website. Students must contact the course directors to make
arrangements for each TAship.