Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Experience

This course (PSY 1970) involves student participation as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for a psychology course under the supervision of a faculty member. Consent from a supervising faculty member in the psychology department and a permission number from a psychology advisor are required before registering for this course.

PSY 1970 Forms


  • PSY GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 12 credits of psychology (including current term)
  • Previous completion of psychology course chosen for TA experience (or proficiency in subject area of course, subject to faculty supervisor approval)
  • Any additional requirements as per faculty supervisor

Credit Options

Credits are determined by the number of hours spent and should be discussed with the faculty sponsor.

  • 1 credit = 55 hours
  • 2 credits = 85 hours
  • 3 credits = 120 hours

Please read the following carefully:

PSY 1970 does NOT fulfill a Psychology major course requirement but will count as elective credit toward the 120 credits required for an Arts & Sciences undergraduate degree.

The School of Arts and Sciences allows a maximum of 24 credits of undergraduate teaching, directed reading, directed research, and internships among the 120 credits required for a degree.

Registering for PSY 1970

  • Identify a psychology faculty member and course you would like to request to become a UTA for in PSY 1970.
  • Once accepted, the student and faculty member must complete a learning agreement (found above).
  • Email the signed Learning Agreement to psyadvis@pitt.edu. Permission to self-enroll will be provided by email after it has been evaluated.