Graduate Assistant Teaching (GAT)

A graduate teaching assistant has at least a bachelor’s degree and eighteen graduate credits in the field in which employment is held. A graduate teaching assistant may assist the professor of record by giving lectures and carrying out other classroom teaching, and may prepare and grade examinations under the direct supervision of an experienced faculty member.

Doctoral Teaching Assistant

A doctoral teaching assistant must have a master’s degree, be fully admitted to a Ph.D. program and have a minimum of eighteen graduate credits in the field in which employment is held. A doctoral teaching assistant is the teacher of record but performs teaching duties under the supervision of an experienced faculty member.


Each assistant must be assigned to a supervisor who will give guidance and assist the student in carrying out work assignments. The supervisor is responsible for assigning tasks, monitoring the progress of work, keeping a record of hours worked, and evaluating the performance of the student. At the end of each school year, each supervisor must submit an evaluation of the work performance of the students supervised.


  1. Must be in good academic standing.
  2. Candidate should be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester (Fall /Spring). (Summer enrollment requirements)   (Requirements for students in Thesis/Dissertation Phase)
  3. Candidate must have 18 credit hours of earned graduate credit in the discipline to be taught.
  4. Candidate may not work more than 50% effort = 20 hours per week.

Summer – All students must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credit hours of graduate courses for the Summer to be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship during the summer sessions.

Application Procedures

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Approval of an application depends upon the student’s academic background, present status, and the availability of funds.  Selected applicants will be notified by the department .

Application Procedures (new student)

Application Procedures (continuing student-worked within 30 days)