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Graduate Assistantships

English M.A. Programs

We offer up to twelve Graduate Assistantships in English to first- and second-year students on a competitive basis each year. Currently, all of them teach one section of English 101 each quarter.  English graduate students may also be eligible for a Library assistantship. Graduate assistants receive a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Please click on this link for current compensation information.

Graduate teaching assistants are chosen primarily on the strength of their application packets, with an emphasis on the writing sample, cumulative GPA, recommendations, experience, and GRE or TOEFL scores. Please click on this link for more information. Students from both our M.A. Literature and M.A. TESOL program may apply.

To prepare for teaching English 101, teaching assistants must enroll in English 510 (Practical Applications in Composition) each quarter as well English 513 (Composition Theory). These courses will give you a strong foundation in teaching composition at the college level.

To apply for a library assistantship, please contact Dean Patricia Cutright.

February 15 is the priority deadline for Assistantship applications. To download an application, go to the Graduate Studies Forms & Guidelines page.