Graduate students associated with the Department of Animal Science are required to assist in the departmental teaching program as part of their degree program, regardless of their sources of financial support. This requirement provides students with an opportunity to develop their teaching skills during their graduate program.
All graduate students in the Department of Animal Science mentored by departmental graduate faculty members are required to teach a minimum of one semester during their MS and PhD programs.
Graduate students supported by Departmental assistantships are required to teach in ANS (departmental) courses one semester for each year that they receive assistantship support. Students usually are not given a teaching assignment during their first semester.
Teaching assignments typically consist of assisting in the instruction of an undergraduate course under the direct supervision of the faculty member in charge. Students can register for ANS 685 (MS Supervised College Teaching) to obtain up to 3 credits toward their MS degree or ANS 885 (PhD Supervised College Teaching) for additional credits toward their PhD degree.