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Graduate Teaching Qualifications

To support the university’s teaching mission and help you prepare for your teaching experiences, the university requires graduate students who will serve as graduate teaching associates, assistants, and graders to complete training prior to assuming their GTA responsibilities. In addition, graduate students with English as a second language who will serve as graduate teaching associates or assistants (job codes 9183 or 9184) must achieve a passing score on the SPEAK Test prior to assuming their GTA responsibilities.

GTA Training requirements apply to all students who will be appointed as GTAs (job codes 9183, 9184, 9187). SPEAK Test requirements apply to all international students admitted to the university Fall 2004 or later who will be appointed as associates or assistants (9183 or 9184).



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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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