Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Graduate teaching assistantships are available to qualified students on a competitive basis. Graduate assistants teach two classes of composition per semester. The stipend is $8,000 per academic year, plus full remission of tuition, which makes an assistantship worth approximately $15,000 for non-residents and $11,000 for residents. Assistantships are renewable for a second year. Health insurance is available to graduate assistants for a moderate monthly fee. Graduate assistants are also provided with comfortable office space and computer access, which includes free e-mail and Internet connections. Several departmental workshops each year provide information and training in such areas as teaching composition, computer-mediated instruction, graduate school and career opportunities, test-taking strategies, web page building, and other topics.The application deadline for assistantships is March 31 annually.
Please download the application form, fill it out, and send it to the address at the bottom of the form. Applications must be complete by that time for first consideration. International applicants and all students whose native language is not English and who wish to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship MUST submit, at the time of application, a TOEFL score of 600+ (paper test) or 250+ (computer test) AND a TSE (or SPEAK) score of 270+ (old system) or 55+ (new system) in order to be considered for an assistantship award. Prospective students may also wish to contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about loans and other financial aid.