To be awarded  in their graduating year to undergraduate students who have successfully completed the following requirements:

  • Be a TA responsible for labs (excludes marking only) in at least two different Math or Computer Science courses, for a full semester each.
  • Attend a TA orientation session offered by the department or a comparable workshop.
  • Enhance the teaching of a course in some concrete way with consultation and under the supervision of the course instructor.  For example, the TA could present a short segment of supplementary material in a lab session, could prepare a short hand-out (or web posting) featuring problems of a type observed to cause difficulties in the lab, could contribute to the creation of lab material, could offer a pre-test or pre-exam review session, or otherwise demonstrate good judgement, mature teaching ability and involvement in curriculum enhancement.  The course instructor (faculty) or lab supervisor (staff member) will then complete a short short with comments upon successful completion of this requirement.  TAs hoping to fulfill this requirement in a particular semester and those closest to their graduation date will be given priority.
  • Complete and submit a TA Certificate application form by the last day of classes of the student's graduating year. 

Procedure:

  • Obtain an application form from the Math/CS office, the first year you work as a TA.  (For current TAs, do this as soon as possible.)
  • Complete and return the updated form to the office each March.
  • Certificates are awarded each year during Convocation weekend.
  • A record is kept on file of those awarded certificates; with the student's permission, this information may be used in letters of reference written on the student's behalf.