Directed Study & Teaching Assistants

Directed Study

Directed Study refers to learning experiences individually arranged between a University undergraduate student and a member of the University faculty for earning academic credit while gaining applied experience in educational or human service setting in the community.

Directed study credit will not be awarded for experience alone, but should be related to the description and analysis of that experience organized with information gained from selected readings and any information from classroom, textbooks, or personal interviews that are appropriate.

Becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA)

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Becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA)

Requirements needed to be a TA

  • Interest in the position
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 or have taken the course you wish to be a TA for and received an "A"
  • Complete a PSY 3989 contract with the faculty member
  • Individual faculty members may have additional requirements

Benefits of being a TA

  • You can receive credits for this with Directed Instruction (PSY 3989)
  • Great for a resume and looks good on a grad school application
  • You get to know the faculty members which is beneficial when you need a reference letter for grad school

How long is a typical TA position?

1 credit = 4 hours, maximum of 2 credits per semester

Being a Teaching Assistant requires confidentiality, ethics and honesty. Teaching Assistants are greatly appreciated and are an integral part of our psychology department and program.

If you're interested in becoming a TA,  contact the course Instructor and visit 320 Bohannon Hall for paperwork.