If a PhD student wishes to pursue an academic career, he or she will create a customized teaching experience plan with his/her advisory committee. At a minimum, students will complete:

  1. Two quarters of Instructional Development Forum (SPHSC 563)
  2. One Teaching Practicum (SPHSC 564) in which they co-teach a course with a faculty member

Many students also will obtain experience as Teaching Assistants (TAs), but this experience is not required for the Ph.D. degree.  For all teaching experiences, students will receive evaluations from faculty and students.