Graduate Teaching Assistants


Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.
Also called: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Instructor, Teaching Assistant (TA)

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Leadership

Technology:

    Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
    Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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