College of Education Graduate Assistant Application – College of Education Academic Success Center (ASC)

Graduate assistantships are opportunities for qualified students to work closely with faculty members, to support on-going research efforts and to engage in on-going conversations regarding educational issues and research with faculty and other student colleagues. You must apply separately to each department/program you are interested in working with. Graduate Assistant applicants are interviewed and appointed directly by each individual hiring area in the College of Education. Applicants are typically contacted for follow up mid May-mid June. Official offers extended in August. For more information see our official page, For more information see our official page,

The goal of the ASC specific graduate assistantship is to help Education students pass the Test of Academic Proficiency and content area tests required for teacher licensure as well as to work with students who struggle academically in the College of Education. There are three part time (18hrs/week for 11 weeks) positions: a math specialist, a reading specialist and a language arts specialist.
1. The math specialist will design and provide workshops reviewing algebra, geometry, and other basic math skills as well as offer Individual assessment and tutoring in developmental math.
2. The Reading and Language Arts specialists will provide workshops geared toward passing the TAP as well as coach students with writing. They may work with English Language Learners (ELL) helping correct common English mistakes made by non-native speakers.
3. Graduate assistants are required to attend bi-weekly staff meetings and weekly supervision meetings with the director. The graduate student must be flexible in terms of working evenings and Saturdays.

If you have general inquiries, not department or program specific, please contact: Nicole Nudo at
If you have Academic Success Center specific questions, please contact Nora Murphy at

Supplemental Questions
  1. What courses have you taken that can make you an asset as a graduate assistant? (Please list course titles, date or quarter/semester taken, final grade and institution)
  2. Please list any computer experience you have, e.g., PC/Macs, software, hardware, networking, etc.
  3. What work experience, internships, etc., do you have that would make you an asset as a graduate assistant?
  4. General Research Projects
    • If you have ever worked on a research project(s), list the title(s), briefly explain the nature of the project(s) and what you were responsible for toward its completion.
    • Include a copy, if desired.
    • Project #2
    • Project #3
    • Project #4
    • Project #5
    • Project #6
  5. Briefly describe your professional plans for the future and what you hope to gain by earning a master's degree and by being a graduate assistant.
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