College of Education Graduate Assistant Application – Office of Student Teaching

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:

Work specific to the Office of Student Teaching includes, but is not limited to:

• Update Tracking System information regarding documents received from Cooperating Teachers for the Illinois State Board of Education
• e-mail CPDU document to Cooperating Teacher, once processed, for the renewal of the Professional Educator License
• Create and e-mail placement request to Principal; document the submission and date in EdTrack for transparency; file in W-drive
• Send follow-up e-mail the following week to determine next steps
• Enter data in EdTrack so student can see progress
• Keep sites in D2L current (Fall 2023 Student Teaching, Winter 2024 Student Teaching and Spring 2024 Student Teaching Quarter) and the University Supervisors of Student Teacher site

If you have general inquiries, not department or program specific, please contact: Nicole Nudo at
If you have Office of Student Teaching specific questions, please contact Dania Odeh 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/MAC, 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.
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    • Project #5
    • Project #6
  5. Briefly describe your professional plans for the future and what you hope to gain by being a graduate assistant.
  6. Submit your current resume.
  7. Give a candid evaluation of yourself as a person; include those characteristics that you feel are your strengths and those that you feel are your challenges.
  8. If there is anything that does not appear on your resume but you feel is relevant, please add it here.
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