The College of Education 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 Graduate Assistantship in Writing and Tutoring

Contact: Rebecca Daly (rebecca.daly@eastern.edu)

Graduate Assistants (GAs) will work with adult nontraditional undergraduate students within our Early Childhood Education/Studies programs. The Director of Eastern’s Writing and Tutoring Centers will offer training to ensure the assistant receives appropriate professional and academic development.

Graduate Assistantship in Writing and Tutoring Details:

Qualifications

Required:

  • strong writing skills and extensive experience writing at the college level
  • strong interpersonal communications skills
  • strong organizational skills
  • strong content knowledge of educational foundations

Desired:

  • tutoring and/or teaching experience,
  • knowledge of composition/writing theory
  • experience working with diverse learners 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • GAs will conduct one-to-one conferences with student writers from a variety of courses in order to assist students in improving their writing and academic skills
  • Provide asynchronous and synchronous online instruction via Zoom if needed
  • GAs will greet students and describe the services offered, both in person and online
  • Schedule client appointments
  • Complete required reports for each conference session
  • Attend staff meetings, when necessary
  • Maintain the physical space of the City Avenue site writing/tutoring center
  • Participate in training from the Writing and Tutoring Center 
  • Other College of Education administrative duties will be assigned if writing tutoring duties are below the required 10 hours a week.  
Position Dimensions and Compensation
  • Details of Position: GAs will provide writing/tutoring support 10 hours a week, 48 weeks a year, @ $12.00 an hour. The assistants are given 50% reduction in tuition for three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
  • GAs will tutor students once a week during the evening, on ground, from 5-7 PM (two hours). The onground sessions are held at our City Avenue site. The remainder of the hours (8 hours) will be completed via online writing/tutoring support.
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 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 of Education 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 complete: 1) Graduate Admissions Application, and 2) Graduate Assistantship Application by July 1, 2021.

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:

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship please submit the following documents by January 15 to:

School Psychology Program
Eastern University
Eagle Learning Center
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087

1. Cover Letter & Resume
2. Writing Sample - (ie. research paper)

Application Deadlines:

Graduate Admissions Application and Graduate Assistantship Application: January 15, 2021