The TATTO program has four stages and provides students with credible training and optimal teaching experience.
Stage 1: TATT 600: Short, intensive course offered in late summer taught by some of the best faculty across the university. The syllabus covers general topics of importance to all students, including syllabus writing and grading, lecturing and leading discussions, the use of writing as a pedagogical tool, the conduct of lab sessions, and the use of new technologies in the classroom.
Stage 2: Training in discipline-specific approaches, intellectual problems, and teaching strategies.
Stage 3: Teaching assistantship, a controlled, carefully monitored initial teaching opportunity. Students register for TATT 605.
Stage 4: Teaching associate, advances the student to a teaching opportunity with greater responsibilities, including syllabus design and grading. Students receive attentive mentoring and evaluation. Students register for TATT 610.