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Information for Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants

Each year the department hires graduate students for a variety of Teaching Associate (TA) or Graduate Assistant (GA) positions. The number of appointments available is determined primarily by the department's budget. The number of hours is determined partially on the position and partially by the individual student's course load.

Students who wish to be considered for a TA and/or GA position are required to fill out an application and return it to the front office.

Teaching Associate (TA)

Teaching Associates must be enrolled each semester in at least three units of coursework that fulfill degree requirements.

TAs must be a regularly matriculating student, maintain a 3.0 GPA in all program-related coursework, file an Advancement to Candidacy by the third semester, and file an official program of study with Graduate Division by the end of the second semester of a 30- or 36-unit program.

The maximum number of appointments for an individual will be limited to four semesters for students in 30- to 36-unit master's degree programs.

Per Federal Regulation Code (Title 8) section 214.2 (f), the maximum number of hours an international student with an F1 Visa may work is 20 hours/week while the university is in regular session. International students may work up to 40 hours/week when the university is not in session or during its annual vacation period (summer).

Download the TA Policy File for the department. | Download the SDSU handbook for this position on the Graduate Studies website

Graduate Assistant (GA)

A Graduate Assistant must be enrolled each semester in at least three units of coursework that fulfill degree requirements.

A GA must continue as a regularly matriculating student, maintain a 3.0 GPA in all program-related coursework, file an Advancement to Candidacy by the third semester, and file an official program of study with the Graduate Division by the end of the second semester of a 30- or 36-unit program.

The maximum load for a GA appointment is 20 hours/week. A graduate student may work more than 20 hours per week during academic breaks. Overtime may be required for hours in excess of 40 hours in a week.

Per Federal Regulation Code (Title 8) section 214.2 (f), the maximum number of hours an international student with an F1 Visa may work is 20 hours/week while the university is in regular session. International students may work up to 40 hours/week when the university is not in session or during its annual vacation period (summer).

The maximum number of appointments for an individual is generally limited to four semesters for students in 30- to 36-unit master's degree programs.

Download the SDSU handbook for this position on the Graduate Studies website

 

Advising

Dr. Lauren Schmidt

Office: AL 119 | Phone: (619) 594-1245 | Email: [email protected]

 

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