This innovative new program engages undergraduates in classroom teaching and learning while helping them develop their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
The RU LA program is a partnership between the Rutgers Learning Centers (RLC), the Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC), and several science departments. The program is modeled after a similar program developed at the University of Colorado.
Learning Assistants assist in the classroom in several ways, including acting as facilitators for supplemental study groups, team teaching recitation sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures.
During their first semester, LAs participate in a three-credit pedagogy seminar course in addition to weekly training meetings in their science department.
Each following semester that they participate, LAs continue to attend professional development programs. Learning Assistants are paid $1,125 - $1,500 each semester they participate.
What will I do if I become a learning assistant?
What are the benefits of becoming a learning assistant?
Who can be a learning assistant? What courses are available?
Meet current learning assistants.
Apply to become a first-year learning assistant.
Notes: The application form for the 2014-2015 academic year is open.
Infomation sessions will be held at the beginning of the spring 2013 semester, with interviews starting in February.
Initial review of applicants will begin Monday, February 3rd; applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.
Apply to become a returning or lead learning assistant.
Please direct all inquiries regarding the Learning Assistant Program to:
Dr. Mary Emenike
Director of STEM Support Programs
Rutgers Learning Center
Kreeger Learning Center, Room 117
151 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848.932.0571 | firstname.lastname@example.org