Teaching Opportunities

Tufts Undergraduates: Teach an ExCollege Course


Peer Teaching
Tufts undergraduates may apply to teach a course of their own design during the spring semester. Unlike first-year seminars, these courses are open to all Tufts undergraduates. The course is generally offered for one credit and is graded pass/fail. A Tufts faculty member will serve as a resource during both the development and teaching of the course.

Peer teachers apply during the Fall semester to teach in the Spring. They are required to take EXP-0101-ZS Peer Teaching and EXP-0103-ZS Theory and Practice of Participatory Education during the semester their class is taught. The Theory and Practice of Participatory Education seminar meets once a week to talk about the problems and ideas that have come up during their teaching. Teachers share experiences, and may be asked to make brief reports on alternative teaching methods, educational philosophies, or other topics.

Students teaching full-credit courses will receive one credit (graded on a pass/fail basis) for teaching the course (EXP-0101-ZS Peer Teaching), and one credit (graded on a pass/fail basis) for attending EXP-0103-ZS Theory and Practice of Participatory Education.

Not sure what to teach or how to formulate a proposal? The Director of the Experimental College will meet individually with prospective Peer Teachers to discuss ideas and answer questions.

For more information, stop by the ExCollege Office at 95 Talbot Avenue, call us at 617.627.3384 or email excollege@tufts.edu.

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