Teaching Opportunities While Getting Your Degree

The Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department encourages its students to seek careers in variety of fields. Students can take education courses and workshops while working on their Ph.D and MS degrees, giving them opportunities to teach when they leave UCSC. The links to the left provide information about a variety of on and off campus groups that faciliate such programs.

The ISEE Professional Development Program (PDP) is a flexible, multi-year program for scientists and engineers at the early stages of their careers, with a primary focus on graduate students. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) aims to help in bringing new professional development opportunities to U.S. graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career scientists. Our department of education also provides small programs to earn minor degrees in education.

All METX students have to take a Teaching Assistant position for at least one quarter, providing an experience for everyone to become familiar with the teaching process. The graduate division has a list of resources that we encourage all students to look through before beginning their TAship.

The resources are linked here.