Testing

Microteaching Test

The Microteaching Test is offered several times per year:

January, June, August: New screenings

November, April: Students who need to be re-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’ eligibility to teach. 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 questions and answer period will be followed by a 5-10 minute interview. All interview questions are considered general knowledge questions.

Eligibility:

See language test score requirements here


2022 Test Dates

Testing times are 9:30am – 4:00pm Eastern Time, exceptions outside these times will be made on days when there is a high volume of test takers. 

  • Monday, June 6, 2022, deadline to register: May 20, 2022 *new screenings only -new students encouraged to register for this test since the August test will have very limited spaces
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, deadline to register: July 29 *new screenings only, testing spaces are limited – new students are encouraged to register for the June testing date.
  • Monday, November 7, 2022, deadline to register: October 24
  • Monday, January 9, 2023, deadline to register: December 12

      Testing Format 

      Testing will be offered online with some in-person testing as well. ITA Services will be using the video and conference communications tool Zoom to screen candidates online. To use Zoom you will need a Windows or Apple computer with speakers and a microphone. A working camera will be required. Zoom works best when it is being run from the installed app.

      More information about the online testing requirements will be sent to the student upon registration.

      Microteaching Test Registration Form

      The Microteaching Test registration form will be 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. After the registration form has been submitted, a staff member will contact the student with further instructions. 

      A final confirmation will be sent 2-3 days before the test with the zoom link.

      Important Note

      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 or UCAELI 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.

      Download Microteaching Test Information

      Microteaching Test Registration