Every student in the Laney Graduate School pursuing a PhD degree at Emory must complete the Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity Program. This program consists of a one-day workshop (TATTO 600) and at least one semester of a teaching assistantship (TATTO 605). Completion of each of these is required as part of the academic requirements for candidacy. Students must complete TATTO 600 to be eligible for TATTO 605.
Most GDBBS students participate in TATTO 600 and 605 during the second year. The primary purpose of the teaching experience is to aid students in strengthening their organization and communication skills.
Teaching assistantship opportunities for GDBBS students vary by the type of course, amount of responsibility, and time commitment associated with the teaching assignment. Teaching experiences range from overseeing one component of a laboratory course meeting once each week to co-teaching an undergraduate class with one or two professors. Students should consider their time commitments during the semester they will be teaching as well as their professional goals when choosing which courses to TA.
For students wishing to gain more pedagogical experience, additional teaching opportunities are available beyond the one-semester requirement, some of which may provide additional academic credit or a small additional stipend.
For questions about the TATTO programming, please visit the LGS website dedicated to TATTO and speak to the GDBBS TATTO coordinator, Emily Morran.