Programs for Graduate Students

The Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) offers several programs for UC San Diego graduate students as described below.

As the CET grows, additional programs will be developed. Please contact us at if you have requests or ideas that should be considered.

English Language Program for International Instructors (ELP-ii)

The ELP-ii screens graduate students who have been proposed to work as teaching assistants for English language speaking abilities in supportof the UC San Diego Graduate Division policy (in compliance with Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41). The program also offers a language course to assist international students proposed as TAs in meeting that requirement. Learn more.

Orientation for New Instructional Assistants

At this annual orientation for new Instructional Assistants (IAs) in fall quarter, new IA's participate in presentations and discussions about how to be a successful IA, with opportunities to meet and hear from graduate students, faculty and staff from across campus who are ready to support new IAs as they face the challenges of helping students learn.

2016 orientation is scheduled for

Wednesday, September 21
9:30am -12:00pm
Price Center West Ballroom

The term Instructional Assistant includes Teaching Asstistant (TA) and Graduate Student Instructional Apprentice.

Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar (SGTS) Program

The Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program provides excellent opportunities for advanced graduate students to obtain mentored teaching experience.  At the same time, it increases Summer Session course offerings to undergraduate students.  Each General Campus department or program is invited to nominate advanced graduate students to teach in Summer Session as participants in this professional development program. Learn more.

Teaching + Learning at the College Level (previously titled the College Classroom)

Teaching + Learning at the College Level is a non-credit bearing course is aimed at experienced graduate student teaching assistants who are interested in serving as instructor-of-record for a UC San Diego undergraduate course. It is offered in the Fall and Winter Quarters. Learn more. 

Workshops on Teaching

Onsite Workshops

The Center for Engaged Teaching invites you to attend weekly workshops for educators offered throughout year.  Please visit the Events page for a complete schedule. All UC San Diego educators are invited to attend. Contact Jace Hargis ( if you would like to join us or have questions.

Online Workshops

In addition to workshops held on campus, we recommend participating in online courses offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network.  A list of upcoming workshops, with registration information, is available here