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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 ASU Career Edge 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 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 nine modules offering an introduction to the TA experience, instructional strategies, and classroom management and includes:

  • onboarding checklists
  • policies and procedures
  • best practices
  • asynchronous discussions

Access the Hub on Canvas


For more information about the Teaching Assistant Resource Hub, please contact the Graduate Student Support Resources team at tad-q@asu.edu.

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.

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


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