Teaching Associates Program

Teaching and forensic assistantships are awarded to qualified classified graduate students.  The Graduate Teaching Associate Director and GTA Development Committee recommend GTA teaching assignments, which are approved by the Communication faculty. GTAs will typically teach two sections of lower division General Education courses under the close supervision of the Director. The exact number of positions available vary each year. Employment as a Teaching Associate is parallel to (but independent of) the graduate program admission application process. 

To apply for the Teaching Associates Program, please mail an Application for a Teaching Associate position, a completed SC-1 form, and your curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Marnel Niles Goins, Graduate Coordinator

California State University, Fresno

Department of Communication

5201 North Maple Avenue  M/S SA46

Fresno, CA  93740-8027

*If you are already a graduate student and are submitting your Teaching Associate application for the first time, please also submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

Teaching Associate Coordinators

Dr. Kevin Ayotte: Public Communication and First Year Teaching Associates
Office: Speech Arts, Room 6
Email | Phone: 559.278.4086

Mr. Deven Cooper: Debate Teaching Associates
Office: Speech Arts, Room 9
Email | Phone: 559.278.2565

Dr. Marnel Niles Goins: Group Communication Teaching Associates
Office: Speech Arts, Room 36
Email | Phone: 559.278.8804