Become a graduate teaching assistant
Each year, the Mathematics Department awards up to 20
half-time graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions to students in the MS and
MAT programs. About half of these positions are awarded to new students and
about half go to returning students.
In this position, you will receive:
- a competitive stipend ($14,213 for the 2012-2013 academic year)
- a waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition
and a waiver of 100 percent of resident tuition for each semester of the
- a waiver of the student health insurance premium
As a first-semester GTA, you will:
- teach one section of MAT 114 (Quantitative
Reasoning) or a similar course
- complete other assigned duties (typically paper
grading or computer lab monitoring)
- participate in a GTA training program
After the first semester, your regular duties will be to
teach two sections of MAT 114, MAT 119 (Finite Mathematics), or STA 270
(Applied Statistics), or a similar course. Occasionally, first year GTAs may
also assume this role.
You are responsible for all aspects of the courses assigned,
- preparing lectures
- holding regular office hours
- assigning and grading homework
- writing and grading examinations
- assigning course grades
You are expected to complete a 9-credit hour course load
(per semester) in your program while appointed as a GTA.
Statistical Consultant / GTA
If you are pursuing the MS in Statistics, there is also the
possibility in the second year of working as a consultant (GTA) in the
Statistical Consulting Lab, staffed by the statistics faculty and available to campus-wide
faculty and graduate student researchers.