College of Education Graduate Assistant Application - College of Education Academic Success Center (ASC)
Graduate assistantships (GA) are fully in-person, on-campus opportunities for qualified students (Master’s and Doctoral) to work closely with CoE faculty, staff, and students to support on-going research efforts, operations of the college, to engage in on-going conversations regarding educational issues and research with faculty, staff, and other student colleagues, and assist with other duties as assigned by their hiring unit.
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.
Please note that CoE GA spots can be for full-time or part-time positions.
Typical full-time hours requirements are 15.75 hours/week Fall through Spring quarters, including student/course break periods when university offices are still open.
Typical part-time hours requirements are 7.75 hours/week Fall through Spring quarters, including student/course break periods when university offices are still open.
If you wish to know more about this position including quarterly hour requirements and remuneration, please communicate with the application contact for this posting as listed on the CoE website: https://education.depaul.edu/student-resources/employment-career/Pages/student-employment.aspx.
The goal of the ASC specific graduate assistantship is to help Education students pass 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 positions: a math/science specialist (15.75 hours/week Fall thru Spring quarters), a reading/language arts/writing specialist (15.75 hours/week Fall thru Spring quarters), and a research and office management assistant (7.75 hours/week Fall thru Spring quarters):
1. The math/science specialist researches and creates study guides to prepare students for the math and science secondary content exams and the Math and Science portions of the Elementary Content Exam, as well the Special Education and Physical Education content exams. They provide two workshops per exam each quarter and individually tutor students throughout the year. The math/science specialist also helps students navigate D2L and other computer related questions. They respond to the ASC phone and email during the late afternoon and make appointments for ASC staff. The graduate assistant is expected to work Mon- Thursday afternoons including 2 evenings until 6pm and be flexible to meet with students at other times, including weekends, if a student is unavailable during their work hours.
2. The Reading/ Language Arts and Writing specialist researches and creates study guides to prepare students for the Secondary English, Social Science and History content exams as well as the Elementary exam. They provide two workshops per exam each quarter and individually tutor students throughout the year in these areas. The Reading/English tutor after being trained by the Writing Center, designs and hosts a Saturday writing group for Doctoral students 4 times per quarter. They also create resources including you tube videos on reading, research and writing strategies geared toward graduate students. These are posted on the ASC and college program websites. The graduate assistant helps out of state and international graduate students adapt to the culture and expectations of their program at DePaul. They help graduate students who need help with executive functioning skills. The graduate assistant also helps all COE students with lessons plans and serves as a writing tutor to English Language Learners (ELL) helping correct common English mistakes made by non-native speakers. The graduate assistant is expected to work Mon- Thursday afternoons including 2 evenings until 6pm as well as some Saturdays..
3. The Research and Office Management assistant will assist the ASC Director with tasks such as (but not limited to): 1. Manage and maintain the physical room of the ASC, room 270. Keep it tidy, order supplies, etc.; 2. Research and create study guides, Power Point presentations and videos for the content exams. Post on the ASC website; 3. Make appointments for the director and tutors. Respond to ASC phone and email; 4. Create, update and maintain social media presence, DHub presence and update the ASC website; 5. Market all COE events, tutor schedules, etc.; 6. Manage the ASC and Katie Brown Memorial libraries: check out and return books, maintain the database on IBLIB, send reminders to students with outstanding books; 7. Assist Director with collecting data regarding ASC usage. The Research and Office Management assistant is expected to work Monday – Friday mornings.
4. Graduate assistants are required to attend staff meetings and bi-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have Academic Success Center specific questions, please contact Nora Murphy at email@example.com.