International Teaching Assistant Clearance Policy

International students whose first language is not English and who have been awarded financial assistance in the form of teaching assistantships by their academic department are required to be certified by the ITA Program prior to beginning their TA assignment. This program is offered through The Graduate School and is comprised of an evaluation of spoken English and ITA training. The workshop is designed to facilitate ITAs’ acquisition of skills in oral English and cultural awareness of higher education in the United States. Students who are not cleared before the semester begins are not eligible to receive a tuition benefit as a teaching assistant.