Information for Graduate Students

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Teaching Assistant (TA) or Assistant Instructor (AI)

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Program is required for all international students who work in Teaching Assistant (TA) or Assistant Instructor (AI) positions.

To be eligible for a TA or AI appointment with student contact, non-native English speakers must receive English Certification, which entails passing the Oral English Assessment, and completing the half-day ITA Workshop offered just prior to the start of each semester. (Note the Oral English Assessment is different from and in addition to the English Screening.)

For more information, visit the ITA English Certification website.

* If you expect to be employed as a Teaching Assistant or Assistant Instructor during your first semester at UT, you will need to arrive in time for the ITA testing and workshop.