Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Option 1, 2, or 3 with Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

Qualified graduate students are eligible for consideration as Teaching Assistants or Graduate Assistants. Students interested in applying to the GA/TA program should contact the Graduate Coordinator.

Graduate Assistantships

Full-Time. Graduate Assistants are in training to be Teaching Assistants. They will register for 9 hours each term. They will take 6 hours of regular courses, will take ENGL 5013  - Introduction to Composition Studies and ENGL 5023  -Teaching College English (usually while observing in an approved composition course), and will have one assignment of other duties, working as

  • Staff in the Writing Center or the Computer Writing Lab,
  • Research Assistant, or
  • Teacher’s Aide

Part-Time. Graduate Assistantships can be awarded on a half-time and a quarter-time basis. Course load and duties also are reduced. Part-time Graduate Assistants normally will not be considered for Teaching Assistantships.

Graduate Assistants normally will earn 18 hours the first year and be considered for a Teaching Assistantship for the second year.

Teaching Assistantships

A graduate student must have at least 18 hours of graduate English courses to become a Teaching Assistant. Teaching Assistants normally will take 6 hours of English courses each term and will teach 6 hours of English courses each term.