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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/languages/ga.html

Please visit the Campus Hub website for information on Tuition and Fees

Graduate Assistantships

The department has a few graduate teaching assistantships (TA) in Spanish. Students awarded an assistantship are provided:
  1. A tuition waiver. Students are still responsible to pay any university fees.
  2. A salary of up to $9000
The assistantship responsibilities include:
  1. Instruction of one lower-level Spanish course (4 credits) per semester.
  2. Three department service hours per week. The assignment hours vary depending on department needs but could include proctoring make-up exams, credit-by-exam evaluation, Spanish club graduate advisor, hosting conversation table, tutoring and others.
  3. Attendance at a one-week training workshop in August. This is designed to prepare you to teach.
  4. Student must enroll in a methods course WLC 560 the first semester of teaching unless a previously completed methods course is approved as equivalent.
Applications are accepted year round. The minimum qualifications to apply are:
  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Admission to the College of Graduate Studies at MSU, Mankato
  3. All students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their ability in English by submitting a TOEFL score of 570 or equivalent
  4. A minimum of Advanced Low or equivalent in Spanish
To apply you will be asked to provide:
  1. Graduate assistantship application form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Three references

If you plan to submit your materials digitally (via email), please submit only .pdf files labeled as follows: last name_first initial_name of file_year.pdf, Example: morales_l_assistantshipform_2013.pdf 

See application details and forms in the most recent vacancy notice on the MSU, Mankato Human Resources page: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/index.html. Search for “Graduate Assistant: World Languages and Cultures.” 

Graduate Assistantship application materials will be submitted directly to:

Dr. James Grabowska
Professor, Chair of World Languages and Cultures
227 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001 U.S.A.