A number of teaching associateships and graduate assistantships are available to graduate students who are enrolled in a master's degree program and whose previous records show outstanding achievement in academic work, outstanding subject matter competence in their major fields, and the special qualities necessary to the duties assigned.

Eligibility for an initial associateship or assistantship appointment requires possession of a baccalaureate degree and admission to the master's degree program by which they have been nominated, with at least conditional classified graduate status. Subsequent appointments require that students maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completion of their graduate degrees.

Associates and assistants work under the direction of a regular faculty member and assist in such functions as the supervision of laboratories or other small groups, the evaluation of student work, the preparation of course materials, or the conduct of authorized research. For specific information, students should contact the coordinator of their degree program. (See Master's Degrees.)

Links to Teaching Associate/Graduate Assistant Information sheets

TA/GA section of the Graduate Coordinator Handbook (PDF document)