All students must complete a minimum of one semester of service as a teaching assistant (one semester @50% or 2 semesters @25% appointment). This must involve a course in which direct didactic contact with students occurs, such as a laboratory or discussion section. A position as a grader, for example, is not sufficient to meet this requirement.

Alternatively, the requirement may be met by.education outreach activity under the supervision of a Neuroscience Program faculty member. A plan for meeting the teaching requirement by this method must be submitted to and approved by the Executive Committee. Examples of such activities include K-12 classroom visits, participation in Brain Awareness Week events, and lectures given in community forums.