Academic Programs


Graduate assistantships provide students the opportunity to combine theory and practice while offering financial assistance that includes remission of tuition and a stipend. Assistantships allow students to focus on academic coursework and take advantage of other professional opportunities.

The School of Education does not provide a list of current assistantship openings; however, applications are accepted throughout the year, and are reviewed as opportunities become available. Candidates must be enrolled in a minimum of one credit of on-campus coursework; distance students are eligible provided this requirement is met. Questions about eligibility requirements may be sent to

To apply, complete the Assistantship Application (SOE Form 23) and return to School of Education Graduate Programs Office via email to

Current Assistantship Openings

There are no openings at this time.

Other Assistantship Opportunities

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships usually go through the Center for Educator Preparation and require experience teaching undergraduate education classes. For more information, contact CEP at (970) 491-5292.

Graduate teaching assistants play a vital role in the success of the Teacher Education Program. Generally, only individuals with prior PK-12 experience, good academic skills, and an interest in teaching/mentoring preservice candidates are selected. Certain candidates will teach in the introductory courses, while others will support our work in professional development schools or will supervise student teachers.

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are available on an annual basis, depending on availability. Research assistantships may be offered through individual faculty members; to discuss potential opportunities, please contact the faculty member with whom you hope to work.

Assistantships in Student Affairs

These assistantships provide students the opportunity to combine Student Affairs theory and practice, allowing students to focus on academic coursework and take advantage of professional opportunities working with students in a variety of university settings.

For more detailed information, application instructions, and a list of Student Affairs assistantships, click here.

Please note, admitted SAHE graduate students have first priority for all Student Affairs assistantships. Interviews with non-SAHE graduate students will occur after all SAHE students have been placed (mid-April).