Training in Teaching

Scientists are often also teachers, whether in formal education or in the process of presenting their research to colleagues and laypersons. At Emory, all doctoral students receive training in pedagogy and other elements of teaching, through the Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) program administered by the Graduate School. After a brief summer workshop (usually before the second year), students are assigned by GDBBS to assist a faculty member as a lecturer, laboratory instructor or discussion leader for one semester. The Graduate Division offers additional TATTO courses, as well as additional teaching opportunities.

Many BCDB students avail themselves of the opportunity to teach beyond this requirement. If you are interested in teaching, there are many opportunities to tutor or teach undergrads throughout your graduate career. But be sure to talk to your mentor and/or DGS first about anything which would potentially detract from your research.