Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) Program

This SEDA Accredited course is for experienced TAs interested in developing teaching and learning with their peers. Completion of the TA Certificate in Teaching (TACT) course is required.


In order to receive their certificate, participants in the STA Program must complete the following tasks:

  • Attend and participate fully in all course sessions (dates below)
  • Plan and deliver two educational events (one per term)
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of the events
  • Plan and present a session at our annual Symposium “Supporting Teaching At York” (STAY)
  • Collaborate with peers in the program to prepare and facilitate a workshop during the final session of the course
  • Submit a final reflective report

Session Dates

Session dates for the 2017-2018 Program are as follows:

  • Session 1: Monday September 18, 2017.
  • Session 2: Monday November 27, 2017.
  • Session 3: Monday January 15, 2018.
  • Session 4: Monday March 26, 2018.
  • STAY Symposium: Friday May 4, 2018.

All sessions will take place from 9am – 12:30pm in DB 1014.


To register your interest for the 2017-2018 Senior Teaching Assistant Program please complete the application form.
Please note that only applicants that have completed TACT and are available and can commit to all in-class dates (listed above) will be accepted into the program.  Successful applicants will be notified by September 1, 2017.