GTA Information

We're committed to offering opportunities that advance professional development and help students mitigate the cost of higher education. Graduate assistantships often include a stipend, tuition waiver, health benefits and teaching resources.

Our graduate teaching assistants focus on foundational undergraduate courses and labs, and are an integral part of the University. We proudly offer assistantship positions to an average of 570 students every quarter, with department support from 35 programs.

To see if you're qualified to become a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), Graduate Service Assistantship (GSA) or Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), visit the Graduate Bulletin

Reach out to your department first with questions about your GTA contract. If you have any questions they can’t answer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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GTA Handbook

The GTA Handbook is a comprehensive resource that details essential assistantship policies. If you would like clarification on the information in the Handbook, call on the Office of Graduate Education. We're happy to provide guidance regarding all graduate school policies. 

GTA Handbook


Information for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Office of Teaching and Learning is proud to offer the Foundations in Teaching and Learning Graduate Teaching Assistant Canvas Course. This fully online, asynchronous, self-paced Canvas course is available to all GTAs at the University of Denver. Foundations in Teaching and Learning Graduate Teaching Assistant Canvas Course overview:

  • Develop your professional identity through a pedagogical foundation to foster inclusive, intellectually stimulating, and dynamic learning environments.
  • Develop your use of Canvas LMS, Zoom, Kaltura, and Kanopy to support classroom discussions, feedback sessions, and more.
  • Develop your understanding of inclusive course design, classroom management (online and f2f), assessment, and evaluation techniques.

GTA Canvas Training