TA Training Curriculum


The CET TA Training Curriculum is a comprehensive set of lessons providing the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary for new TAs to succeed in their roles.

The curriculum is designed to be delivered in two parts: one 3-hour, pre-semester orientation followed by a semester-long, 2-unit course. The course design is flipped; TAs are expected to review online content before attending the in-person session. Lesson plans are provided for both the orientation and the course, with provisions for adaptation by the academic unit providing the training. If a structure other than the intended orientation and course are needed, the curriculum can be adapted to meet the required structure.

Academic units are invited to download and edit the CET TA Training Curriculum materials freely, to meet their local needs.

TA Training Curriculum

There are two ways to access the TA Training Curriculum: through Blackboard or by downloading it directly.

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Pre-semester training session

  • Facilitator guide for pre-semester training session including lesson plan – download
  • PowerPoint template for the pre-semester training session – download

Semester-long TA Training course

  • Facilitator guide for semester-long course (includes lesson plans) – download
  • Syllabus template – download
  • Flipped content resources – download

Combined Facilitator Guide

  • For pre-semester training session and semester-long TA Training course – download


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