Graduate TA Training


References in the video to “face-to-face sessions” may be interpreted as “live remote sessions” for the Spring 2022 semester.

When Will GTA Training Be Out of Date, and What to Do?

If you attended GTA training in Fall 2020 or you will attend in Spring 2021, your training will be out of date on August 2, 2023 (at the end of the Summer 2023 term).  

If you attended GTA training in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, your training will be out of date on August 3, 2022 (at the end of the Summer 2022 term).

If you attended GTA training in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, your training will be out of date on August 1, 2021 (at the end of the Summer 2021 term).  

If you attended GTA training prior to Fall 2018, your training is out of date.  You should complete the Canvas Webinar: Professional Development for GTAs to access updated training, but you do not need to attend the Zoom training.

Welcome to Graduate TA Training

Welcome to the teaching community of Case Western Reserve University! As a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), you are a valued member of our teaching community, and we are committed to supporting you in this role.

Graduate Teaching Assistants at CWRU typically assist faculty with instructional tasks such as grading, leading labs, and/or teaching recitation or course sections. The aim of this training is to support you as you perform these duties.

GTA training for Spring 2022 will include asynchronous training through Canvas and a synchronous Zoom seminar with the Mentor TA team. 

GTAs are required by the Office of the Provost to complete teaching assistant training.  Detailed information is provided in the CWRU Teaching Assistant Policies

Please note: if you are a dual-degree student who is enrolled in an undergraduate program of any kind, you are considered an Undergraduate TA and should follow the guidelines for UTA Training.

Please direct questions about GTA training to


Training Process

Graduate Teaching Assistant training consists of the following THREE steps, all of which must be completed in order to satisfy the GTA training requirement:

STEP 1:  Register for UNIV 400 in the Student Information System (SIS), starting in January 2022, and no later than the add/drop deadline for the semester in which you will begin your TA duties.

STEP 2:  Complete the UNIV400 Professional Development for Graduate Teaching Assistants webinar on Canvas within two weeks of the start of the semester in which you will start your TA duties. This course will be activated on December 1, 2021. Registered students will be able to search for it on Canvas; if you have any problems, please contact 

STEP 3: Register for and complete a synchronous Zoom seminar in which the principles covered in the webinar will be unpacked in more detail through discussion and active learning exercises. Use this form to register for the 90-minute seminar, to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.


International Students Serving as GTAs

If you are an International Student who will be serving as a teaching assistant, please email to schedule a Spoken English Test (SET). A member of the Spoken English Language Partners (SELP) will contact you to confirm an appointment.

The test takes about 20 minutes, and your results will be shared immediately following completion of the test.


If you have any questions, contact us for additional information at