Departmental Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Secondary Education annually appoints a number of graduate assistantships as stipends from about $4,000 to about $15,000, for services requiring three to twelve hours per week for sixteen weeks in each of the Fall and Winter terms (essentially eight months of the year).

The two primary criteria for allocating graduate assistantships are the needs of the Department and the merit of the individual student. Ranking of students by merit is generally done in conjunction with decisions on admission, and this ranking takes into consideration the applicant’s statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, record of awards and publications, and GPA (not necessarily in that order).