Testing

Microteaching Test

The Microteaching Test is offered four times a year: Mid-August, late November, mid-January, and late April.

The Microteaching Test provides a dynamic and interactive means of assessing a prospective ITAs’ eligibility to teach. The test consists of a five-minute presentation by the ITA with two minutes for questions from a panel of undergraduates, an ITA Program instructor and in some cases, members of the department concerned. There is also a 3-minute extemporaneous response to a question about the definition of a term related to the ITA candidate’s field of study.

Eligibility:

  • See language test score requirements here.

Please be advised the ITA department is moving forward with scheduling microteaching for the Spring semester as planned. The department will be using the video and conference communications tool Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Windows or Apple computer with speakers and a microphone. Webcam will be required.

If you need to take microteaching, please make sure to sign up by the August 4th, 2020 deadline. Make sure you select a test date that you will be available. We will contact you with a time confirmation for the date you selected.

August 2020 Microteaching Test Dates (All Eastern Time)

  • Tuesday, August 18 (1pm – 5pm)
  • Wednesday, August 19 (1pm – 5pm)
  • Thursday, August 20 (1pm – 5pm)

Online Registration Form:

When registering for the test, students need to provide evidence of a department offer of a Teaching Assistantship for the upcoming semester. To register for microteaching please fill out the online registration form.

When you submit a registration form, an ITA staff member will be contacting you with further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Colon, Program Assistant at ana.s.colon@uconn.edu

Download Microteaching Test Information

November 2020 Microteaching Test Dates (Coming Soon!)