Program for Graduate Students

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

For more information please contact the center or fill out an interest form here.


Survival Skills for IA/TAs

Discuss and implement practical tips and strategies to survive and thrive as an IA. Register here.

Introduction to College Teaching

As you look beyond the IA/TA position, develop your expertise in evidence-based effective teaching practices that support student learning and create a lesson plan. Register here.

New IoR Support


Stand-alone Opportunities

Writing about Teaching

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

Teaching Conversations

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

Inclusive Teaching Tools

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

As the CET grows, please contact us at if you have requests or ideas that should be considered.

Click here for a printable one-page overview. 

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

Additional Resources

IA/TA Consultations

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

Survival Guide for IA/TAs

Addresses common questions about the role of the IA/TA, teaching strategies, logistics, resources and support for you and your students.

IA/TA Departmental Advisors

Supporting and connecting Departmental Faculty and Staff IA/TA Advisors.