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Graduate Students Teaching as Instructor of Record

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Office of Graduate Education accepts applications to allow graduate students to teach as instructors of record in established courses or courses of their own design.

Students applying to teach as instructor of record must be those who have been:

  • Selected by the department to teach a course of their own design (300/400 level) or,
  • Selected by the department to teach a course in Term III.


Eligibility: Any student who wishes to teach as instructor of record for a course in fall, winter, or Term III must be a PhD candidate and meet the CRLT training requirements. Students must complete an application to be approved by the department and the College prior to teaching.

Deadline: Rolling, but applications should be sent to the College for approval prior to the course being listed in the LSA Course Guide.

Application: The application form (see below) and supporting documentation must be sent via email to LSA Graduate Education at

Please Note:  Approval as the instructor of record does not automatically imply approval of the offering of the course itself; other considerations at the department's discretion, including enrollments, may factor into whether the course is offered.

For a more detailed description of the program, please see the links below. You will also find the request form and a timeline for graduate students to help in planning for this opportunity.