Outside of exceptional cases, full assistantships are only awarded to students in the doctoral program. Applicants to the M.S. program with a strong interest in teaching may be considered for partial funding depending on the availability of funds. Full assistantships currently carry a salary or stipend of $18,000 per academic year plus tuition. Summer teaching may also be available.
To be considered for a TA, the application packet of new students must be accompanied by a letter indicating interest in a TA and describing prior teaching or tutoring experience. Existing students should apply to the graduate committee with letters of support from faculty.
The usual term of a teaching assistantship is one academic year, with the understanding that renewal for the second semester depends upon the satisfactory completion of duties and satisfactory academic progress during the first semester. Renewal for up to a maximum of 5 years of department support of any form is possible subject to satisfactory performance, progress in the program, and availability of funds.
TA duties consist of teaching one course per semester and/or assisting in the Mathematics Education Resource Center (MERC) computer lab. Occasionally other duties may be assigned. Details related to teaching assistantships are explained in Policies Regarding Teaching Assistants.
Deadlines for applying for a TA position:
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Out-of-state students who are U.S. residents are expected to gain Colorado residency by the beginning of the second year of study.
Research assistantships are available depending on the contracts and grants of individual faculty members. Appointments are made and duties assigned by faculty members with external funding. These appointments are normally not given to new graduate students. The typical workload for these appointments is 20 hours per week.
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