Admission Basics

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis and are awarded to students with strong academic records; a minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. Graduate Assistantships in the Adolescence Education and Childhood Education programs consist of a tuition scholarship and an additional work stipend. 

Applicants interested in applying for a GA role should 

  1. Complete the GA questions as part of the online application.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation in addition to the two letters required as part of the regular admissions process.

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of Graduate Assistants in Education vary from year to year, but, in general, include the following possibilities in the field of education:

  • Research Assistance
    Graduate Assistants may be assigned to assist faculty members with research projects; this role may include library research, data collection and analysis, and/or writing.
  • Program/Project Assistance
    Graduate Assistants may be assigned to assist faculty members in coordinating and administering departmental programs and projects.
  • Public School Partnership Assistance
    Graduate Assistants may be assigned to provide support to projects sponsored by one of our public school partnerships.