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Prospective Gaduate Students (GTA) as Instructor of Record for Undergraduate Courses*

*Please note that there are no provisions in the SACSCOC requirements for graduate teaching assistants to teach a graduate coruse for credit. Best practices suggest that graduate students should not teach graduate (masters or doctoral) courses for credit, and this option should be avoided.

GTAs must have the 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline completed before the start of the course for which they will be the instructor of record. Thesis, dissertation and internship hours do not count towards formal coursework credit.

SACSCOC Standard 7.3.1 also call for graduate teaching assistants that serve as instructors of record to be under the direct supervision of a faculty member, receive regular in-service training and receive planned and periodic evaluation of their teaching. Departments must maintain evidence of compliance with SACSCOC Standard 3.7.1.