Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO)

The GMB program offers many opportunities for students to gain teaching experience. All GMB students participate in the Laney Graduate School's Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Program.

A short course program (TATT 600) is taken at the end of the summer of GMB student's first year. This 2 day short course, which includes students from different graduate programs of the university, introduces students to the conceptual and practical issues of preparing to teach. The program is dynamic with student presentations and preparations.

After completing TATT 600, GMB students participate in one semester of teaching during their graduate tenure. The teaching assignment may be in a lecture course or in an undergraduate laboratory course related to genetics and molecular biology.

In addition to TATTO, there are many other programs at Emory that students can participate in to gain additional teaching experience. These programs are competitive and may provide an additional funding resource to the student.

Laney Graduate School Dean's Teaching Fellowship

The Dean's Teaching Fellowship is designed to support students whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching and who are likely to complete their doctoral degrees in the fellowship year. Each Dean's teaching fellow teaches one course and receives a $18,500 stipend for the academic year.