Department of Psychology

Teaching Assistants

Work Closely and Learn from Our Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Psychology seek out students who wish to deepen their understanding of psychology and further develop their interpersonal communication skills by becoming a teaching assistant (TA). Our faculty welcome conversations about TAs and encourage you to complete the application prior to registration each semester.

How it works

  1. Review the information below and, if you qualify, complete the online application on this page.
  2. The form information will be reviewed by the professor that you would like to work with.
  3. If you are accepted, you will be notified via e-mail with instructions for registering for PSY 428.

A TA is Responsible for:

  • Assist a psychology professor in teaching their course
  • Specific responsibilities depend on the professor
  • Participate in peer advising

Benefits of Being a TA:

  • Learn more about psychology
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Interact with psychology faculty
  • Interact with other students
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Earn 1-3 credits in PSY 428

Prerequisite to Be a TA:

  • Received a "B" or better in the course for which you seek the teaching assistant position


Dr. Amanda Hemmesch, Department Chair
In person: Stewart Hall 103
Phone: (320) 308-3215

Ms. Therese Todd, Office Manager
In person: Stewart Hall 103
Phone: (320) 308-5659

Teaching Assistant Application

Contact Information

Class Preferences


First Choice:

(Note: you must be available during these times)

Second Choice:

(Note: you must be available during these times)

Academic Information

Indicate the coursework you have taken in psychology, including the course #, course title, term and year, instructor and grade. Separate each with a return/line break.

Indicate the coursework that you plan to take during the term you wish to be a T.A., including the course #, course title. Separate each with a return/line break.

Write a brief statement explaining why you want to be a T.A. and what you hope to get out of it.

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