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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 they concurrently take a course on pedagogy while working with the instructor on course reform – 10 hours per week. This course is specifically designed for LAs.
  • 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.
  • LAs earn $1200 per semester, gain professional development experience and insights into their own academic performance.
  • LAs will also be given priority among applicants for a 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.