The Chemistry Undergraduate Teacher Scholar Program places undergraduate students as apprentice instructors in lower division laboratory and discussion sections. In a weekly meeting with instructors, participants learn about teaching, review chemistry knowledge, and are coached to mentor students.
Description of Typical Activities
In assigned lab/discussion section:
- answering questions from students throughout the lab period.
- facilitating group discussions
- participating in and/or leading demonstrations
In weekly Teacher Scholar Class (Tuesday evenings):
- meeting in small groups with other students who are teacher scholars in the same class as you to discuss the upcoming week's lab experiment or discussion topics
- role-playing to practice teaching
- working individually or in small groups to write worksheets or review session materials
- large-group discussions based on assigned reading
- Attend assigned section each week (1 lab section or 3 discussion sections)
- Attend weekly Teacher Scholar class (Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm) (Time subject to change)
- Attend weekly GSI meeting with the instructor of your assigned class
- 30-45 min per week individual work outside of class (prelab preparation, postlab reflection, reading assignments, etc.
- Full-day training/meetings a few days before the start of the semester.
Participants in this program earn two credits (P/NP grading) by enrolling in Chem 301C.
The application cycle for the program typically takes place during the Phase I enrollment period. Course enrollment information is distributed upon program acceptance. If you would like to be notified at the start of the next application cycle, fill out the form at:
A copy of the application will be emailed to you when it is released.
[content coordinated by Natalie Johnson]