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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

Learning Assistant Program

LAs provide support both in the classroom (e.g., supporting group work) and out of the classroom (e.g., tutoring and recitation sessions).
  • LAs are uniquely prepared because as a new LA ​​​they concurrently take a course on pedagogy while working with the instructor on course reform. This 2-credit course is specifically designed for LAs, and meets on Fridays.
  • LAs attend all lectures for their assigned course and facilitate student learning.
  • Each LA holds a one-hour semi-structured weekly student help session.
  • They meet weekly with the instructor of their assigned course to work on ways to help all students master the course material and reflect on student successes and difficulties.
  • Returning LAs earn $1200 per semester, and new LAs earn $1500 per semester ($300 more to defray the cost of the required pedagogy course)
  • LAs gain professional development experience and insights into their own academic performance.
  • LAs will also be given priority among applicants for the PULSE Noyce Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Learning Assistant Program must have:

  • earned an ‘A’ in the course for which they wish to be a learning assistant.
  • an overall GPA of 3.00 or better.​​​
  • an interest in teaching.