Graduate Assistantships The Graduate English Program offers five Teaching Assistantships. Qualified candidates receive remission of tuition and fees plus a modest stipend. Working with the guidance of senior faculty, teaching assistants usually teach two sections of freshman composition each semester or will work in the University's Writing Center. Students must be admitted to graduate school, have at least a Bachelor's degree in English or 24 credits in English and maintain a B average. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Rutland (814) 871-7532 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested students can apply by completing and submitting the assistantship application by February 16, 2018.