Teaching Assistants

A strong teaching assistant (TA) can make any course more enjoyable and more manageable. At JHSPH, we appreciate our teaching assistants and want them to feel prepared and supported in their role. While TAs are not responsible for teaching entire courses,

their role is integral to many of the courses taught at JHSPH.


This section of the CTL Teaching Toolkit is intended to provide current and prospective teaching assistants information about the administrative and teaching responsibilities that go along with being a TA. If you are planning to become a TA at JHSPH, then please take a look at the FAQs about becoming a TA, departmental information and information on how to enroll in the Teaching Assistantship Training course


Not sure about becoming a TA? Check out this short video on Why be a Teaching Assistant, in which you'll hear from actual JHSPH teaching assistants and faculty on the benefits of being a JHSPH TA.


You can also go straight to enroll in the Teaching Assistantship Training inside CoursePlus.I Teach @ JHSPH golden apple logo

Take the Teaching Assistantship Training Course

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Once you have decided to become a teaching assistant, it is highly recommended (and, for some academic departments, required) to complete the CTL Teaching Assistantship Training course. This course orients TAs to the roles and responsibilities of their position, technical tools, teaching tips, JHSPH policies and regulations, and other best practices for effective course support. 




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This training is also ideal for TAs, Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in academic career preparation. The CTL Teaching Assistantship Training Course Certificate of Completion has been approved to fulfill the Phase 1 Requirement for the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Academy: Preparing Future Faculty program. 


Enroll in the Teaching Assistantship Training course today!