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The University offers a number of competitive fellowships for graduate study, some annual and some multi-year.

A limited number of TAships are awarded on the basis of the Classics faculty’s judgment of academic performance of the applicant and her/his potential for teaching. TAs are expected to teach at least one Latin course and assist in or teach a recitation section of a large enrollment course in Classics. All teaching assistants are regarded as teachers-in-training; they participate in University-required orientation sessions, they are carefully supervised and evaluated by a member of the Program faculty, and they have access to the University Teaching and Learning Center for preparation for a college teaching career and for their own teaching development.

Teaching assistantships are awarded annually and are renewable depending on performance satisfactory to the teaching faculty of the Program, a minimum average of 3.3 with no individual grade lower than a “B,” and on availability of funding.

Teaching assistants may also apply for summer appointments, which are sometimes available.

Teaching assistantships pay about $17,698 a year and also carry a full tuition scholarship and cover health care.

Applicants at students are encouraged to review fellowship opportunities at the Graduate School website.


The goal of the Master of Arts in Teaching World Languages (MATWL) program is to prepare the highest quality language educators for the state of Kentucky and beyond. The MATWL program is designed to prepare candidates who will possess a high level of content knowledge, excel in pedagogy, and perform as competent professional language educators.

The program is offered in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in cooperation with the Department of Hispanic Studies and the College of Education. MATWL graduates can be certified to teach Latin. See for more information on this program.