GT 1000 & 2000 is taught by academic faculty and administrators with advanced degrees who volunteer their time above and beyond regular responsibilities to assist incoming students in transitioning successfully to Georgia Tech.


Instructors have stated that teaching this course is an incredibly rewarding experience and has enlightened them on the pulse and culture of Georgia Tech and its students. Other benefits include:

  • Opportunity to form close bonds with incoming and experienced Tech students
  • Unique instructional experience
  • Chance to help incoming Tech students become part of the Tech community
  • Collaboration with faculty and staff from all facets of campus 
  • Flexible class format
  • Opportunity to learn more about Georgia Tech and its students


Faculty, administrators, and professional staff from across campus are welcome to apply to teach GT 1000/2000. The minimum qualifications for instructors are:

  • Master’s degree or higher (Candidates with a Bachelor’s are eligible to teach alongside a co-instructor with a Master’s)
  • Permission from supervisor, director, or department head/chair
  • Currently employed at Georgia Tech for at least one year and in good standing
  • Enthusiasm for teaching college students, especially first-year students
  • Attendance at the one-day GT 1000/2000 Instructor Workshop
  • New Instructors only: Attendance at New Instructor Workshop

Application Process

All instructors, both new and returning, are required to apply to teach GT 1000/2000 each year. The process to apply is:

  • Complete the GT 1000/2000 Instructor Application
  • Meet with the GT 1000/2000 program director for a brief interview (new instructors only)
  • Attend the GT 1000/2000 New Instructor Workshop (new instructors only)
  • Attend the GT 1000/2000 Instructor Workshop (date TBD)

The full timeline for the 2021 Instructor Application process can be found here.

Apply to be a GT 1000 or 2000 Instructor

Application Deadline is 3/26/2021

Instructor Application Timeline

February 25, 2021 —  Instructor Application Opens

March 17, 2021 — Virtual Instructor Information Session

March 26, 2021 —  Instructor Applications​ Close

May 20201 —  New Instructor Orientation (Online)

  • Day & time TBD

June & July 2021 — All-Instructor Workshop

  • June: Asynchronous Canvas Modules
  • July: Synchronous Live BlueJeans Sessions (days and times TBD)​

Professional Development Resources

Conferences, Workshops, & Institutes

Annual Conference on Students in Transition

The Institute on Cross Campus Collaboration for the First-Year Experience

Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience

NASPA Annual Conference

Journals & Listservs

Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

E-Source for College Transitions

FYE Listserv

The Transfer Year Experience Listserv

Online Courses

The National Resource Center offers online courses on the topic of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. These courses occur throughout the year. Current offerings can be found here: