All GTAs must attend the workshop before teaching at Missouri S&T. The workshop is held three times per year; January, May, and August.

Upcoming Workshops: 

  • May 8, 2024 
  • August 7, 2024 

The workshop is a one-day event and students must attend it in its entirety.

Timeline for May 8, 2024 Workshop: 

  • Names are submitted throughout the year using the Google Form. 
  • March 25-April 12 - SPEAK tests offered 
  • April 5 - Students submitted after this date may not be able to take a SPEAK test. 
  • April 19 - SPEAK scores announced
  • May 1 - Last day to submit names
  • May 9 - GTA Workshop
  • May 10 - Completion certificate sent to student and department contact

The GTA Workshop, required by Missouri state law {see Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 170-170.012}, is designed to provide prospective graduate teaching assistants with a cultural orientation to help them become a more effective classroom communicator. The workshop will also provide resources to help manage their classroom and to better serve their students. 

In special cases, departments may request an exception to the requirements by submitting a waiver form (GTA Workshop WaiverGTA Workshop WaiverGTA Residency WaiverGTA Residency Waiver). (Please note that there is not a waiver for the English proficiency requirement, which must be met before a waiver can be approved.)  

Click here to view the presentation from Graduate Education.

GTA Workshop & Related Processes - Info Session