UTA Information and Application
The Undergraduate Teaching
Assistant (UTA) Program is a cooperative effort of the Office of the Dean for
Undergraduate Studies and the College of Education. That cooperation continues
to support the program, with coordination coming from the Center for Teaching
here for the Fall 2011 Syllabus).
Selected students work with a faculty mentor (eligibility is not restricted to
any discipline, department, etc.) and provide services while they learn about
teaching. Students earn credits through EDUC 388(0101) - Special Topics in
Education: Guided Experiences in College Teaching (3 credits) and EDCI 498 -
Special Problems in Education (1 credit). The UTA splits time between working
with the faculty member he or she is assisting (about 8-10 hours per week) and
the seminar meetings for EDUC 388. The classes meet two hours each week and the
first session will serve to orient the UTAs in their new role at the beginning
of the semester. (Details will be individually communicated to students who are
selected for the program).
To be selected as a UTA is both an opportunity for significant personal growth
and an honor. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
Have junior standing by the beginning of the semester
Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
Have earned a grade of A in the course in which assisting
Beyond these requirements, the only thing necessary is mutual agreement of the
faculty mentor and the prospective UTA. We hope you will help identify students
and faculty who may want to participate in this program.
Application forms must be submitted collectively from a faculty and student.
Space is limited. Early applications are encouraged. If you have any questions
please contact the UTA Coordinator at (301) 405-9356 or email us: cte[at]umd[dot]edu