ITA Program

The International Teaching Assistant Program helps prepare non-native English speaking international graduate students to function effectively as teaching assistants in their departments.  The program facilitates an understanding of the cultural norms of the American educational context as well as the English language skills necessary for effective classroom communication. 

POLICIES AFFECTING ITAS

The MSU Graduate School page hosts important information on policies related to English language proficiency requirements and testing of ITAs.

ITA SUPPORT COURSES

Our ITA Support Courses help prepare non-native English speaking international graduate students to function effectively as teaching assistants in their departments.  

ACES SUMMER PROGRAM

The Academic Culture and English Skills (ACES) Summer Program is an online interactive three-week intensive English and academic culture program aimed at helping incoming international teaching assistants (ITAs) adjust to the American university teaching and learning context prior to their first semester at MSU.  

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