TATTO 600 is the Laney Graduate School’s foundational training in pedagogy for all new Teaching Assistants. It is a short, one-unit course offered in late summer, before the fall semester begins. It should be taken immediately prior to a student’s first teaching experience.

The course covers topics such as academic integrity and Emory’s Honor Code, inclusive pedagogy, managing conflict in the classroom, designing effective lesson plans, accessibility, and online teaching and learning. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to design, deliver, and assess a short lesson plan alongside a group of their peers under the guidance of experienced teachers.

The course is in a hybrid format: students complete asynchronous work beginning in early August and engage in two days of in-person workshops the week before the start of fall classes. In 2024, the in-person components of TATTO 600 are projected to take place on August 22-23. The in-person modules do not have remote alternatives; students who cannot attend the in-person modules must wait until the next fall term to complete TATTO 600.

Please check back in late spring 2024 for updated information and exact dates. A more detailed schedule and full course information will be provided to enrolled students on August 7 on Canvas.

Please note: If you have lab or other work responsibilities on this date, please be sure to inform your mentor or supervisor that you are enrolled in TATTO 600 for the entire day. You must attend all in-person components to complete TATTO 600.