The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences awards a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. These are highly competitive grants that involve a variety of responsibilities. Some duties entail research, administrative tasks and writing and academic tutoring.

Please read below to learn about the various Graduate Assistantships available.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Graduate Assistantship

Contact: Nicole Markert (nicole.markert@eastern.edu)

Graduate Assistants (GAs) will work alongside faculty and staff within the CEBS to provide administrative and research support for a variety of projects including LMS site maintenance, self-studies, curriculum mapping, data entry, newsletters, and other related tasks as needed. CEBS will offer training and guidance to ensure professional and academic development. 

Graduate Assistantship in Writing and Tutoring Details:

Qualifications

Required:

  • Strong research and writing skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong content knowledge and educational foundations

Desired: 

  • LMS Experience 
  • Experience with Google Suite (including sheets, google docs, forms etc)
  • Experience working within an academic setting 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • GAs will keep in regular contact (whether asynchronous or synchronous) with their acting supervisor regarding tasks and instructions as needed. 
  • Provide administrative support in the following areas: 
    Brightspace (our LMS site)
    Newsletter
    Assistance with self-studies and research projects
    Curriculum Mapping 
    Data Entry
    Creation of flyers and other materials 
    - Other administrative tasks as needed
Position Dimensions and Compensation

Details of Position:

  • This is a year-round remote position or semester-based position (48-50 weeks per year, 10 hours a week). GAs are compensated at the rate of $12.00 an hour. The assistants are given 50% reduction in tuition for three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer). Please reach out to Nicole Markert to see if there are any positions available.
Application

1) Necessary documents required by Graduate Admissions Application (if you are a new applicant).

2) Submit an essay (2-5 double-space pages) commenting on
- how this graduate assistantship would assist you with academic and professional development
- how you would give top priority to your graduate studies and this GA responsibilities.

3) One recommendation should be from a professor or a previous GA faculty supervisor commenting on your academic ability or your performance as an assistant.

4) Complete a spontaneous 30-minute writing sample proctored by the College of Education. 

 

Selection Process

1) Submit your complete application by March 15th to Eastern University Graduate Admissions – Scholarship Applications 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087 

2) We will accept applications until we find highly qualified individuals and funds are exhausted.

3) Once the College receives your complete applications from the Admissions office, we will conduct a writing sample and an interview before making a decision. 

4) Assistantships are offered to full time students only (6-9 credits a semester). If a student fails to: remain full time during a school year, maintain GPA 3.25,  complete required hours of work, or perform at the satisfactory level after being selected as an assistant, assistantship could be revoked.

 

School Psychology Program Graduate Assistantship

Every fall, the School Psychology Program awards a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. These are highly competitive grants that involve research. Prospective students who are applying for a Graduate Assistantship must have completed: 1) Graduate Admissions Application, and 2) Graduate Assistantship Application.

Application Deadline: Please submit your materials by Jan 28, 2022.

Graduate Assistantships exist to enhance students' academic experiences by giving them an opportunity to work closely with a specific faculty member or administrator on a well-defined academic activity. Graduate Assistants receive an annual tuition grant that is up to 50% of the tuition. In addition, Graduate Assistants are required to work up to 200 hours during the academic year on the well-defined academic activity. For this work, Graduate Assistants are paid at a rate of $12 per hour.

*Please note: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 to be considered.

School Psychology Program Graduate Assistantship Details:

Application

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship please submit the following documents to Catherine Kunsch, Director of School Psychology, at ckunsch@eastern.edu

  1. Cover Letter and Resume
  2. Writing Sample (i.e research paper)