Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) at USF are hired by individual departments/schools and fulfill a variety of instructional roles, which include serving as an instructor of record, grader, and/or teaching assistant.

Training Opportunities

PCT Course

The Preparing for College Teaching (PCT) Course is an optional eight week program that was created to provide TAs with an experience that helps them prepare to become college instructors or professors. It is completely free, and participants will receive co-curricular credit on their transcripts after they complete the program.

 Additional Resources

TA Awards

Teaching Assistants may be eligible to apply for the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.


Graduate Students in the STEM disciplines may wish to participate in "teaching-as-research" (similar to Carnegie's Scholarly Teaching) via the CIRTL program housed by Undergraduate Research. The national CIRTL network seeks to develop STEM professors well-versed in teaching.