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Teaching Assistant Institute

The Teaching Assistant Institute (TAI), hosted by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Center for Teaching Excellence, is a one day face-to-face course with additional online modules designed to prepare graduate students for college classroom teaching. TAI is offered every year at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and is required for new TAs who serve as recitation leaders, laboratory instructors, and/or full responsibility lecturers.

To earn a Certificate of Completion from the Teaching Assistant Institute, each TA must perform the following:


Spring Dates

UPDATE, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Wehner Building
Saturday, January 26, 2019, Wehner Building

Requirement 1: Complete the TAI Online Preparation Course

IMPORTANT NOTE: You cannot access this module via SSO/TrainTraq; ignore any message you might see to sign off and go to SSO.

  1. Access the course by clicking this link or copying and pasting it into your browser: https://apps7.system.tamus.edu/TrainTraq/web/External/ExternalGatewayLogon.aspx.

  2. EMAIL: Sign on using your TAMU email address if it DOES NOT contain underscore (_) or dash (-) characters. If you do not have a TAMU email address or if your TAMU email address has an underscore (_) or dash (-) characters, you may use a personal email which does not contain one or more underscore or dash characters. 

  3. PASSWORD: The current password is: 5Globe$eleGant% 
    The online prep course is now available - September 10, 2018 - January 27, 2019. The password you will use is not your TAMU password. 

  4. Search for and complete course 2111828 – Teaching Assistant Institute Preparation – CTE(NOTE: You are encouraged to complete this course before attending the face-to-face session; however, it must be completed no later than January 27, 2019.) 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure that the email that you enter is valid and accurate. You will receive your online completion certificate at this email address, as well as instructions to follow to finalize your required training.
Requirement 2: Complete the TAI Face-to-Face Seminar (January 9 or January 26)

​Register at ERS.TAMU.EDU