Assistantship Requirements

  • Graduate assistantships are available competitively throughout the program, and may be awarded for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters at the main, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh East locations.

    The purpose of the graduate assistantship is to provide mutual professional development opportunities for a graduate student and faculty member. Graduate assistants may aid in the process of:

    • Conducting library research and compiling a literature review
    • Collecting, coding, and analyzing research data
    • Supporting innovative projects in the PSE Department
    • Providing support to a faculty member’s teaching and supervision (with the faculty member present)

    After applicants have met the university and department admission requirements, students must submit the GA application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research by March 15, and submit the Professional Studies in Education graduate assistantship application and a current resumé or curriculum vita to the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction coordinator. More information about graduate assistantships can be found in the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Handbook.