Program for Graduate Students

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


Survival Skills for Instructional Assistants and Teaching Assistants

Introduction to College Teaching

As you look beyond the Instructional Assistant (IA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) position, develop your expertise in evidence-based effective teaching practices that support student learning and create a lesson plan. Learn more here.

Register here.

New Instructor of Record Support

English Language Program for International Instructors (ELP-ii)

Stand-Alone Opportunities

Writing about Teaching

Receive guidance on what to include in an effective teaching statement and diversity statement, plus directed time to write and receive peer feedback on a draft. Learn more here.

Teaching Conversations

Informal conversations about issues affecting you as a graduate student or postdoc instructor, occurring regularly at social venues around campus. Learn more here.

Inclusive Teaching Tools

Develop as an effective instructor with strategies to create an inclusive classroom.

Additional Resources

One-on-One Consultations

Meet one-on-one and talk through questions with a CET Graduate Instructional Designer.

Survival Guide

Addresses common questions about the role of the Instructional Assistant (IA) or Teaching Assistant (TA), teaching strategies, logistics, resources and support for you and your students. Available here.

Departmental Advisors

Supporting and connecting Departmental Faculty and Staff Instructional Assistant (IA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) Advisors.

Please contact us at or fill out an interest form here with with questions, requests, or ideas.

Click here for a printable one-page overview of services available to graduate students.

Click here to download the Teaching + Learning Commons' brochure for Graduate Students.