Fall 2013 - Spring
The Department of Education anticipates graduate assistant
positions available for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Positions are either full-time (20 hours per week) or part-time (10
hours per week). Each comes with a stipend and tuition
benefits. The full time positions provide tuition for 10
credits per semester including benefits and the part-time positions
provide tuition for 5 credits per semester.
What are the responsibilities of a graduate
assistant? Graduate assistants do a variety of
activities. These include: assisting faculty in class
preparation and research (e.g., proctoring exams, duplicating
materials, assisting with technology, conducting database
searches); collecting and analyzing data from assessments;
assisting the administrative assistants in clerical tasks;
monitoring the computer lab; managing and updating the departmental
website; bulletin boards; and any other duties as needed.
This year we anticipate one full-time position that will be solely
working with a course redesign project for the introductory
undergraduate course in Psychology (PSYC 200). Applicants
should specify if they are interested in the psychology graduate
What skills do I need? Graduate assistants in
the Department of Education represent aspiring professionals.
We expect them to have a high level of professionalism (e.g.,
dependability, punctuality, professional dress and demeanor, strong
oral and written communication skills); respect and experience in
working with diverse individuals; willingness to help other
students; clerical and technology skills (e.g., filing, word
processing; use of database, web design, interactive whiteboards);
spirit of cooperation and teamwork; confidentiality; initiative;
and be very self-motivated. In addition, completion of a psychology course, such as
introduction to psychology, and teaching skills are preferred for
the redesign project.
Who can apply? Regularly admitted graduate students
in the majors that are housed in the Department of Education (i.e.,
provisional status is not considered regular status). These
include Counselor Education (both specializations - School and
Community), Master of Arts in Teaching, and Special
Education. In addition, anyone who was a graduate assistant
in the Department during 2012-2013 is eligible.
When is the deadline? The preferred deadline for
applying is Monday, July 15,
How do I apply? Please send a letter of interest,
current resume, and three professional references with email
addresses/phone numbers as well to Mrs. Leigh Ann Vreeland (email@example.com) and copy
Dr. Verbeke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by July 15.