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TA Fellowship Program

The Teaching Assistant Fellowship Program is a program designed to prepare graduate students to be exceptional candidates for doctoral Teaching Assistant and Community College teaching positions. Fellows are selected through a competitive application and interview process.  Program training focuses on a broad range of topics including: teaching philosophy development, syllabus and lesson design, professional development and principles in advanced pedagogy. Upon completion of the program, Fellows are awarded a fellowship and receive a Certificate of Teaching.

Application Details

  • Open: Monday, October 17th
  • Close: Friday, November 11th
  • Application
  • Faculty Reference Form
  • Only completed applications will be considered. A completed application consists of your application submission and your faculty reference survey. Both must be completed by the due date.

Click the accordion below to view the program requirements and fellows

Things you should know before submitting your application

  • A small cohort of approximately 24 students will be selected for this program.
  • This is not a course but an independent CSUN program offered by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • The program will take place over the course of the semester (Fall or Spring).
  • Students MUST attend all sessions to be eligible for the certificate and $300 award.
  • Sessions will be held on Fridays from TBD
  • Sessions will be offered in-person.

In order to submit your application, please have the following items available

  • Personal Statement addressing why you want to be a part of this program (limited to 500 words).
  • Why is it important to consider diversity when you are teaching (submit a statement limited to 250 words).

Eligibility Requirements

Must be a CSUN graduate student within one year of earning your degree.

Important Dates

  • Application opens: Monday, October 17th
  • Application due date: Friday, November 11th
  • Application finalist interviews: TBD
  • Student notification: Friday, December 2nd
  • Program begins: TBD

How to Apply

Spring 2023 Application

Only completed applications will be considered. A completed application consists of your application submission and your faculty reference survey. Both must be completed by the application due date.

Faculty Reference Survey
Click the word SURVEY if you are a faculty member completing a reference for a student applying to the Teaching Assistant Fellowship Program.

Application Due Date: Friday, November 11th

What must you do if chosen to participate in this program?

  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Attend a teaching workshop (e.g. Graduate Studies, Library, Faculty Development, etc.)
  • Compose a teaching statement
  • Engage in teaching experiences
  • Give a 10-minute teaching demo
  • Complete a pre- and post-survey relating to the program

TAFP Student Interest Form

If you are interested in attending an information session to learn more about the Teaching Fellowship Program, please complete the TAFP Student Interest Form.

TAFP Student Interest Form (form will be available in January)

Fall 2022 Cohort

  • Michelle Alcantara
    Graduate Student
    Department of Biology
  • Natalia Arambula
    Graduate Student
    Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Nataly Ascencio
    Graduate Student
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Sarah Bertman
    Graduate Student
    Department of Anthropology
  • Nicholas Bonhomme
    Graduate Student
    Department of English
  • Erick Carranza
    Graduate Student
    Department of Psychology
  • Fidel Consuelo Jimenez
    Graduate Student
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • William Custard
    Graduate Student
    Department of Mathematics
  • Emily Darlington
    Graduate Student
    Department of Anthropology
  • Sabina Erickson
    Graduate Student
    Department of English
  • Mrunal Prakash Gavali
    Graduate Student
    Department of Computer Science
  • John Grilli
    Graduate Student
    Department of Secondary Education
  • Gabriela King Sing
    Graduate Student
    Department of Sociology
  • Alberto Martinez
    Graduate Student
    Department of Chicana/o Studies
  • Brooke Melikidse
    Graduate Student
    Department of Elementary Education
  • Danielle Morales
    Graduate Student
    Department of Sociology
  • Hiep Nguyen
    Graduate Student
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Nathan Nguyen
    Graduate Student
    Department of Linguistics/TESL
  • Alicia Gabrielle Puzon
    Graduate Student
    Department of Journalism 
  • Vincent Raguini
    Graduate Student
    Department of Kinesiology 
  • Maya Riles
    Graduate Student
    Department of English 
  • Alexandra Schmitt
    Graduate Student
    Department of Psychology 
  • Amanda Van Dyke
    Graduate Student
    Department of Health Sciences 
  • Christina Vu
    Graduate Student
    Department of Psychology

Past Fellows: Fall 2020 Cohort-Spring 2022 Cohort

To view a list of past fellows, please click HERE.