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Students serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for 2 quarters. TA assignments may include undergraduate or graduate level courses, including laboratory courses that may be equivalent to 2 assignments due to the additional time commitment required. This requirement is typically completed during the student’s second year. Approval of delayed completion (to the third year) is at the discretion of the Assistant Director. All new TAs must attend a one-day TGS-sponsored workshop for new teaching assistants, offered in September every year. Students will not be approved for graduation until they have completed their TA requirement.

International students must fulfil TGS’s spoken English proficiency requirement before being appointed as teaching assistants.

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