University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience

Teaching by Graduate Students

Teaching is viewed as an integral part of the graduate training program, though it is not required for a master’s degree.  Teaching provides experience in classroom instruction as well as an opportunity to obtain a broader perspective on neuroscience.  In general, master’s degree students have the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant to a member of the training faculty for one term.  As such they are typically responsible for conducting recitation sections, teaching laboratory exercises, holding office hours to answer questions of class members, and helping to prepare, proctor, and grade exams.