Teaching Requirements

All DBBS students are required to assist in the teaching of one or two courses depending upon the workload of the course(s).   Teaching is usually completed during the second year of graduate study with Teaching Assistant (TA) assignments to a particular course made with the student’s background and interests in mind.  TA assignments fulfill the Biology Department's teaching mission and provide a valuable opportunity for students to develop or improve their teaching skills.

Students considering careers in education or as faculty at primary undergraduate institutions and/or universities are encouraged to explore the WU-Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) program.  The program is designed to enable participants to build on TA experiences by increasing expertise in evidence-based, active-learning pedagogies.