Become a Teaching Assistant
- Successfully completed the 105/106 general chemistry sequence and one additional year of chemistry courses
- Completed 60 college credits (junior standing)
- Have a GPA of at least 3.2 for juniors, and 3.0 for seniors.
Equivalent course work at a transfer institution will be considered by individual interview.
All first-time TAs must attend training in August the week before classes begin.
All TAs must attend the mandatory meeting the Friday before the semester begins.
All TAs are expected to remain on campus for a meeting with course instructors to assist in assigning grades in the two days following the final exam.
Teaching assistants are provided the course textbook, laboratory manual, goggles, lab coat, gradebook, and whenever possible, desk space in Fulmer Hall. Work study funding is accepted but is not necessary.
A TA is assigned to one of the four general chemistry courses based on the courses appearing on their transcript, area of strength demonstrated by the TA Advisory Exam, and course schedule. Preference will be given to TAs who have taken general chemistry at Washington State University, successfully served as a teaching assistant during the previous semester, and/or completed all parts of Chemistry 555 (Teaching Undergraduate Chemistry).