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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


Teaching and research assistants are chosen by faculty members to teach undergraduate classes, assist with research, or take on other responsibilities related to teaching and research. The Curriculum and Instruction department also hires an America Reads Supervisor, Child Development Laboratories Assistants, and numerous assistants to work on grant activities, when funded. Interested Curriculum and Instruction students should contact their academic advisors to learn what positions might be available. Also, check the Graduate School website for GA positions across campus.

Twenty hours per week of teaching, research, and/or administrative service is required for a 50% assistantship. Master’s degree students may hold an assistantship for up to 24 months; doctoral students for up to 48 months. (For more information, visit the Graduate School Website).

Applications are available from Debbie Blair in Wham 327 or can be downloaded below:
C&I Graduate Assistant Application Form


No deadline. However, most positions for fall will be filled by February 15th.


Monthly stipends are provided and tuition is paid. The award is taxable. Students are expected to register for at least 8 semester hours of credit for each semester they hold an assistantship.

For information on graduate assistantships all over campus and to find all of the guidelines and requirements for graduate assistantships, call the Graduate Assistantship Office in the Graduate School at (618) 453-4555, visit the Graduate School assistantship webpage, or email Ms. Crystal Marlow at