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Abstract

Experienced graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) can be valuable resources capable of assisting basic course directors with training novice GTAs. Peer mentoring is suggested as one means for training GTAs in departments with two year M.A. programs; but is also useful in departments offering the doctoral degree. Peer mentoring is highlighted as the first of three GTA training stages. A specific program is described based on a the experiences of a department offering the Master of Arts as the terminal degree.