Microteaching Testing is offered several times per year.
January, June, August: Newly Admitted Students
November, April: Current UConn Students, including students who need to be screened after completing an English course or submitting an updated and improved TOEFL or IELTS test score.
The microteaching test provides a dynamic and interactive means of assessing a prospective ITAs’ classroom English proficiency. The test consists of a three-minute presentation and three minutes for questions from a panel of undergraduates, an ITA Program Instructor and in some cases, members of the student’s academic department. Students should plan to explain their topic without the use of a whiteboard or visual aid (3-minutes is not enough time for that). The 3-minute question and answer period will be followed by a 5-10 minute interview. All interview questions are considered general knowledge questions.
Fee: Fee will be waived for newly admitted students for their first micro teaching test, $45 fee for students who need to be re-screened after not passing the first test
Testing Dates 2023-2024
Testing times are between the hours of 9:30am – 4:00pm eastern time. Exceptions outside these times will be made on days when there is a high volume of test takers.
- Tuesday – August 15, 2023 In-person. Newly admitted students only, Deadline to register: August 4, 2023
- Wednesday – November 29, 2023 In-Person. Deadline to register: November 15, 2023
- Monday, January 8, 2024 Newly admitted students only, Deadline to register: December 20, 2023
- Wednesday, April 24, 2024 In-Person. Deadline to register: April 3, 2024
- Monday, June 3, 2024 Newly admitted students only, Deadline to register: May 20, 2024
Testing will be offered in-person with some online testing as well. If the test is online, ITA Services will use the video and conference communications tool Zoom to screen students. Students will need a Windows or Apple computer with speakers and a microphone. A working camera is required. Zoom works best when it is being run from the installed app. The whiteboard feature from Zoom will not be allowed. More information about the in-person vs. online testing requirements will be sent to the student upon registration.
The Microteaching Test registration form will become available one month before the test. When registering for the test, students need to provide evidence of a department offer for a Teaching Assistantship for the upcoming semester and the topic they plan to present. A final email confirmation will be sent 2-3 days before the test. Please make sure you are eligible for this test before completing a registration form. If you are not sure, please contact ITA services.
If a student cancels or does not show up for a test after the final confirmation for the test has already been sent, the test result will be considered a “fail”. After a failing result, a student may register to take the microteaching test again only after successfully completing an English course or submitting a new and improved TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE test scores.
Students enrolled in an ITA course will take the Microteaching Test as part of that course’s final exam. If a student does not show up for the Microteaching Test at the end of the course, it will be considered a Fail.