TA Training

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The JHSPH Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has developed a training program to support current and future Teaching Assistants.  The program has evolved into a single, self-paced course to support Teaching Assistants for both on-campus courses and online courses.

Program Overview

This website serves as an informational resource for the Teaching Assistantship (TA) Training program. It provides links to resources, frequently asked questions, educational tools, departmental information, and a listing of contacts for classroom and technical logistics where you can go to get further information.

The Teaching Assistantship Training orients Teaching Assistants to the roles and responsibilities of their position, relevant policies and regulations, technical tools, teaching tips, and other important information. The course is intended to introduce you to some of the key skills and knowledge needed to be an effective TA.  It consists of self-paced, online learning modules and required attendance at a minimum of two CTL Toolkit on-campus workshops during your registered session. CTL offers at least two workshops each month; students can choose which ones to attend. By participating in-person, you will not only learn about a relevant topic but also become better acquainted with the CTL Instructional Design Team, who will be one of your first lines of support in your role as TA! The Teaching Assistantship Training Program Syllabus can be found on the CoursePlus site.

The Teaching Assistantship Training is now offered twice each year, with "rolling admission" so that you can register after the start date (though you are still expected to complete the course by the end of that session). Facilitators will be available to answer questions, but the course is specifically designed so that a student can complete activities at their convenience.  

The CTL TA training program fulfills the Teaching Academy-Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program - Phase I "Associate" requirement, as approved by CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning). The full PFF program is offered through the Teaching Academy at the Homewood campus. Students interested in obtaining a Teaching Academy certification can complete the JHSPH CTL Teaching Assistantship Training for this first phase and continue their path with the Teaching Academy. 
Learn more about the Teaching Academy Program certificate's full requirements.

Teaching Assistantship Training Course Dates
(with ongoing enrollment):
AY 2020-21 offerings
July 1 - December 31, 2020
January 1 - June 30, 2021

How to Enroll

To enroll, please use the Teaching Assistantship Training Self-Enrollment Page.   


The course is not offered for credit.  However, a certificate of completion will be provided for those who complete it, and the assignments completed during those courses may be well suited to be part of a teaching portfolio for those who intend to pursue a teaching career.  

If you have further questions, please contact CTL.

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