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Experimental College
Peer Teaching

At the ExCollege, students can design and teach courses, serve on our governing board, evaluate course proposals, interview prospective visiting lecturers, select courses to be offered, and more. Learn how to get involved!

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Always Ahead of Its Time. For more than half a century now, the ExCollege has been challenging convention, setting trends, and preparing students for the world of tomorrow.

Apply to be a visiting lecturer

The ExCollege provides teaching opportunities for Boston-area professionals and graduate students who have expertise in their field and a passion for teaching. Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are due January 10, 2020.


  • visiting lecturer
    The ExCollege is a department at Tufts University that offers innovative undergraduate elective courses. We hire Visiting Lecturers with a range of perspectives and professional experience to teach interdisciplinary and interactive courses.
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    Five Tufts graduate students designed their own courses on topics ranging from Sex & Consent to Space Exploration. Applications for 2020 Fellows due January 10.
  • instructor pointing to chalkboard in classroom, with students
    Need some ideas for amazing Spring courses that still have open seats? Topics include the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, race and gender bias in technology, and how to calibrate our moral compasses!
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Apply to be a Visiting Lecturer
Applications due in January for Fall 2020

Spring 2020 courses
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Explorations Applications Now Available for Fall 2020
Explorations Applications due in March

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