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Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars 

The Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program provides excellent opportunities for advanced graduate students to obtain mentored teaching experience while serving as the instructor of record for a UC San Diego undergraduate course during summer session. Each General Campus department or program is invited to nominate advanced graduate students to teach in summer session as participants in this professional development program.  

Eligibility, Nominations, and Requirements

The Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program is administrated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) of Academic Affairs. SGTS program eligibility, nominations, and requirements available


The Teaching + Learning Commons supports the SGTS instructors throughout their experience, including

  • strengthening their background in teaching development prior to their summer teaching assignment
  • providing instruction and directed work time to create a student-centered course and syllabus 
  • mentorship, classroom observations, and a learning community of fellow instructors prior to and during the teaching experience
  • opportunity to present at a Teaching Reflection Roundtable following the teaching experience

 Read more information about the support offered by the Teaching + Learning Commons.