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TAMU graduate students regularly serve as teaching assistants for large undergraduate survey courses.  Many have the opportunity to be instructors of record for their own classes, typically during their fifth year. In addition, the Department offers “History Teaching Endorsement,” a program to mentor our graduate students in the classroom and help them develop a dynamic teaching portfolio. Students work with a faculty mentor to develop a statement of teaching philosophy, receive feedback on their lecturing and discussion-leading techniques, and keep up-to-date on the latest classroom technologies. Our Graduate Placement Director also provides professional development workshops on teaching.