Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide full-time students with a tuition scholarship and/or stipend in exchange for work with faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Education, sometimes in partnership with local schools. A "full-time" assistantship requires work for about 20 hours/week for the academic year; tuition scholarships and stipends are pro-rated for fewer hours of work. Most assistantships are awarded for the academic year, starting in the Fall semester.

America Counts Work-Study Assistantships. America Counts provides mathematical assistance to students in schools in which they are placed. Students receive a stipend of about $4500 per year for 10 hours/week of work in the schools. To be considered, students first must establish eligibility for financial aid (FAFSA and the Graduate Work Study On-Line Application must be on file). With student approval, student loans may be adjusted to accommodate participation in this program. Contact Jean Schmittau at jschmitt@binghamton.edu (phone 777-4209).

America Reads Work-Study Assistantships support students enrolled full-time for the full academic year in any master's degree program at BU. Students receive an annual stipend of about $4500 for 10 hours/week of tutoring elementary school students who struggle with literacy. To be considered, students first must establish eligibility for financial aid (FAFSA and the Graduate Work Study On-Line Application must be on file). With student approval, student loans may be adjusted to accommodate participation in this program. An interview is required: Contact Karen Bromley at kbromley@binghamton.edu (phone 777-2301).

Doctoral Assistantships support a limited number of doctoral students enrolled full-time in the Ed.D. program in Educational Theory and Practice. Students receive a tuition scholarship and stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work per week during the academic year. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the stipend for a doctoral student is $15,500. Assistantships may involve support for faculty research, work on funded projects, supervision of student teachers, teaching courses, support for journal publication, or assistance with administration. To be considered for an assistantship for the next academic year, application for admission must be submitted to the Graduate School by February 1; interest in an assistantship should be indicated on the Graduate School application. A GPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained.

Klee Fellowships are for students in MAT programs in Science or Mathematics Adolescence Education. Recipients will work as teaching assistants in grade 7-12 classrooms with "master" teachers in Broome County schools (8-10 hours per week) and work on professional development projects and research under the tutelage of the SOE science or mathematics educators (for an additional 5-10 hours per week). Full Description and application (.doc, 35kb).

Lyceum Graduate Assistantship supports a full-time graduate student in a Masters degree program to assist the Lyceum coordinator. A stipend in the amount of $4,050 is paid for the academic year. A half-tuition scholarship is awarded.  Application for the Lyceum Assistantship (.doc, 33kb) is required by May 15.

Last Updated: 3/20/14