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Getting Teaching Experience

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Whether you have no, little, or lots of teaching experience, you may be interested in getting more. There are lots of formal and informal opportunities waiting for you. Here's how to find them.

Formal teaching experiences

Informal teaching experiences

Informal teaching experiences include all kinds of public outreach opportunities. These can be set up as one-time events or on-going educational programs. They can also be quite rewarding: the students learn something, you get teaching experience, and your department and university get positive publicity. Some options you might consider:

Other teaching experiences resources


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