Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to candidates who are admitted to one of the graduate programs in the College of Education.

Graduate Assistants are typically hired for 0.4 full-time equivalent appointments, involving about 16-20 hours per week. This allows the students to still be enrolled in a number of courses in their own program. To be eligible as a graduate assistant, the student must be pursuing graduate studies full-time, with a minimum of six hours of graduate credit in a semester. The assistantships are commonly for the entire academic year (late August to mid-May).

Make Contact Early

As early as possible, students are strongly encouraged to call the contact person for the department they are interested in serving as a graduate assistant. In this way, the student can learn more about the number of positions available, the duties involved, and the selection timetable. The student can also describe his or her background to be sure there is a good match with possible assistantship responsibilities.

Graduate Assistantships Likely to be Open Each Year

Students commonly apply for assistantships in the department in which they are seeking their degree, but are not prohibited from applying for an assistantship in other departments for which they have the necessary knowledge and skills.

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