TA Orientations & Training

The Graduate School sponsors two university-wide orientations for teaching assistants each August, in partnership with academic and other support units on campus. You can find information about the two programs we offered in August 2018 below: the New Teaching Assistant Institute and the International Teaching Assistant Orientation. 

New Teaching Assistant Institute

International Teaching Assistant Orientation

MSU Speaking Test

If you are looking for information about the MSU Speaking Test please see the English Language Center's website. The Speaking test dates and times available in the Fall semester are as follows:

  • December 12, 2018: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • December 13, 2018: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Students may only take the MSU Speaking Test if they are requested to do so by their home department. Registration is required. Qualified students may register for the MSU Speaking Test, starting three weeks before the test date.

The Graduate School
Chittenden Hall
466 W. Circle Dr. 2nd floor
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Phone: 517-353-3220
Fax: 517-353-3355