As a member of the Penn Engineering Online program, students have a range of options for engaging with the program. Students can work with faculty on course instruction as a TA, further their teaching skills as a TLP, or work as an Academic Coaches by providing peer support.
Teaching assistants guide Penn Engineering Online students to academic success by helping them engage with and understand the course materials. TAs will serve as one of the primary sources of knowledge and expertise for our students. Penn Engineering Online faculty, staff, and head TAs support the teaching assistants in establishing and maintaining these working relationships.
The Teaching and Learning Practicum (TLP) provides high-performing Penn Engineering Online students the opportunity to gain additional skills in their field through practicing educational leadership and mentoring. The TLP program combines formal training with practical experience leading to a Teaching Practicum course on their transcript.
Academic Coaches are an instrumental part in helping new MCIT Online students achieve their goals, using their expertise to give advice on the program, connect students to resources, and respond to concerns. As new students transition into the degree program, Academic Coaches meet them regularly and host both individual and group sessions to provide guidance related to the MCIT Online program and its introductory course, CIT 5910.
Learn about the value of the Penn Engineering Online community and the impact that your mentorship and involvement will have upon other students.