Doctoral students become eligible to teach in the department after successful completion of their 1st year in the program. Prior to starting their second year in the program, they are given teaching assignments as recitation leaders for the graduate “Introduction to Performance Studies” lecture (PERF-GT 1000.001) offered in the Fall term. The following semester the same cohort of students are assigned as recitation leaders for the MA “Final Projects” Lecture (PERF-GT 2000.001). After successful completion of these assignments, they will be eligible to apply for graduate adjunct openings in the undergraduate program the following academic year, and for recitation leader positions in the BA “Introduction to PS” lecture PERF-UT 101.
Doctoral students interested in starting their teacher training with the department must opt into the program by January 31st of their first spring semester. If a student opts out of the PS Teaching Program they will not be eligible to teach an undergraduate course until they have applied and taught a recitation section in the department (either at the MA or BA levels), or can demonstrate that they have teaching experience outside of the department.
If a second-year Ph.D. student opts out of the PS Teaching Program, vacant “Introduction to Performance Studies” (PERF-GT 1000.001) and/or MA “Final Projects” (PERF-GT 2000.001) recitation sections will be posted and offered by application to Ph.D. students in good academic standing in years 3 and above.