Our Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA-As and GTA-Bs) receive a full tuition waiver. We have two types of Assistantships:
The First Year: A GTA-A is a graduate student with an assistantship who has not yet completed 18 credit hours toward graduation. As a first-year graduate student, a GTA-A will receive a stipend of up to $3,000 per semester and for up to two consecutive semesters. The stipend is divided into 8 equal payments for a commitment of 12 hours of tutoring per week. GTA-As are expected to complete 18 hours toward graduation in the MA program by the end of three semesters (Summer included) and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to upgrade to GTA-B status.
The Second Year: A GTA-B is a graduate student with an assistantship who has completed 18 credit hours toward graduation and who is eligible to teach language courses during the second year of their MA program. If approved, the stipend will increase to $3,000 per class taught (2 to 3 courses total to be taught in the second year based on program needs). Failure to upgrade to GTA-B status could result in the non-renewal of the assistantship.
The assistantship requires daytime availability to tutor in our language lab the first year and to teach languages courses largely offered between 9:30 am and 3:45pm during the second year.