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Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Spanish and Portuguese majors can serve as undergraduate teaching assistants and gain instructional experience under the supervision of our faculty.

When serving as Undergraduate TAs, students can normally earn between 1 and 3 credits per TA'ed course. These credits will count towards the total number of credits needed for graduation but may not fulfill any requirement of the major. Undergraduate TAs need to sign a contract in which duties and expectations are outlined, and enroll in SPAN 398B or PORT 398B. To enroll in these courses, you need to turn in your contract to our Undegraduate Program Assistant in Herter 416 or 418. The necessary qualifications to serve as an undergraduate TA will vary, but an excellent performance in the major is always expected.

Undegraduate TAs serving as graders or needing access to Moodle will be required to obtain FERPA certification. The necessary training can be easily and conveniently completed online.


Opportunities

Apply for the following available TAships by contacting directly the professor listed in each position.


SPANISH 314 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Fall 2021)

Contact: Professor Stephanie Fetta, sfetta@umass.edu.
TAships available: one.
Responsibilities: The TA will come to some classes, offer feedback on composition drafts, and tutor students.
Pre-requisites: 1) being a Spanish major, 2) a GPA in Spanish of 3.5 or higher, 3) a grade of A  or A- in 312 or 314 (completed or expected this semester). . 
Application materials: 1) a paragraph in Spanish explaining your interest in TAing for  this class and where in your schedule you will dedicate 2 hours per week to review  student work, 2) your GPA in your Spanish major and grade in SPANISH 312 or 314, 3)  current résumé.
Times you must be available: MoWeFr, 10:00 AM-11:15 PM, 2 additional hours at the TAs  convenience to review student work every other week 1.5 per week tutoring.
Hours per week: 5 hours / week.
Credits received: 2 credits in SPANISH 398T (Pass / Fail) 
Applications due ASAP.