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Graduate Assistant Training (TA/RA)

The Graduate Assistant Training program is provided for all graduate students who have been hired as either a Teaching Assistant/Associate or Research Assistants/Associate.

Graduate TA/RA Pre-Service Training in Career Edge

Online pre-service training is required for all new graduate TAs and RAs prior to their first day in the classroom or lab and is administered through the ASU Career Edge platform, found on your My ASU (ASUrite ID and password required). Upon assignment of an assistantship by your department, all TAs and RAs should visit career-edge.asu.edu and search for the Graduate Assistant Training (TA/RA) course.  This course includes links to all the the trainings listed in the instructions document below and must be completed prior to your first day in the classroom, lab, or student-facing capacity.

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*Please note: If you have already completed one or more of the trainings listed, they may be required again in ASU Career Edge. 

To view the required trainings and learn more prior to accessing the ASU Career Edge platform, visit: https://graduate.asu.edu/current-students/funding-opportunities/graduate-appointments-and-assistantships/resources-for-students/training-and-orientation.  

Teaching Assistant Training

The following is provided for all new teaching assistants. If you have been recently assigned an assistantship, please consult with your department to determine which components may be expected.

The TA Training program includes the following:

  • Teaching Assistant Resource Hub (Canvas, available in July 2020 to all new and returning TAs)

  • TA Orientation (required for new teaching assistants)

  • TA Training Lunch-and-Learn Series (available in July 2020 to all new and returning TAs)

For more information about the Graduate Assistant Training program or its components, please contact the Graduate Student Support Resources team at tad-q@asu.edu.

Teaching Assistant Resource Hub

Launching ahead of Fall 2020, the Teaching Assistant Resource Hub is available to all graduate assistants via Canvas. Designed as an online resource guide, the hub includes onboarding checklists, policies and procedures, best practices, asynchronous discussions, videos and webinars organized into nine modules as an introduction to the TA experience, instructional strategies, and classroom management. 

Access the Hub on Canvas

Teaching Assistant Orientation

During TA Orientation, new TAs will learn about the various expectations of their new role as well as resources to get a strong start to the semester. All first-time TAs are expected to attend TA Orientation.

The next scheduled TA Orientation session will be in Spring 2021 (registration details, dates and session times pending). If you missed TA Orientation in Fall 2020, please check back and register for Spring 2021 sessions. In the meantime, visit the TA Resource Hub or register and attend TA Training Lunch-and-Learn sessions.


TA Training Lunch-and-Learn Series

Launching in August, this series of monthly virtual lunch-and-learn sessions feature panelists from the ASU academic and student affairs communities, mini-workshops, and breakout sessions. Open to all graduate students and support staff, but specifically tailored to enhance the training of new teaching assistants. Registration required.

Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Learning Spaces
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 12 - 1 P.M. 

Student Success and Wellbeing: Becoming an Advocate for Your Students
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12 - 1 P.M.


Recordings of the Lunch-And-Learn Sessions are in the Teaching Assistant Hub.


For questions specific to the Graduate Assistant Training program contact us at tad-q@asu.edu.