Learning Assistants

This innovative new program at Rutgers, engages undergraduates in classroom teaching and learning while helping them develop their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Learning assistants (LAs) assist in the classroom in several ways, including facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures, team teaching recitation or laboratory sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or independently leading supplemental study groups.

Students who wish to work as LAs must:
  1. Have completed the course they wish to serve as a LA in, with a grade B+ or A
  2. Attend the interview process between March and May of the subsequent Spring semester. A decision will then be made regarding the recruitment of the student as LA for the same course offered next Fall semester
  3. Co-enroll in a 3-credit pedagogy course their first semester as an LA

Go to the Learning Assitance Pogram website for detail information on student role, responsibilities, professional development and compensation.