Students who are serving as a TA may take part in mentored teaching preparation in preparation for becoming a Teaching Fellow (or Lecturer SA). Ideally, a student would TA for a course for several semesters, then work with a primary instructor to take over the course as the lead instructor.
This is a critical learning experience and will prepare students for a teaching-researcher role in their career. Teaching experiences can include: summer courses, course development, online course administration and special fellowships for mentored teaching. Even students who do not plan an academic career will benefit from experiences in the classroom and instructional design.