Graduate Assistantships

Participating in teaching and research is an important part of the professional development of graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology. Several graduate research and teaching assistantships are available through the department and the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing. These are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified students. Students must be proactive in their search for assistantships. Typically, 90% of graduate students in EDPS seeking assistantships are able to obtain funding. Please make note that, while most students prefer an assistantship within their home department, you may obtain an assistantship anywhere on campus. For example, EDPS Graduate students have applied for and been awarded assistantships in the office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other departments across campus.

It is the responsibility of the student to pursue funding. Admission to the Department of Educational Psychology does not guarantee funding or an assistantship.

Most assistantships include tuition remission (up to 12 credits per semester and in some cases 12 credit hours in the summer) during the semester of the appointment. The assistantships typically require 13 (0.33FTE) to 19 (0.49FTE) hours of service per week. Some graduate assistantships are available during the summer sessions as well; however, most assistantships and fellowships are awarded for fall and spring semesters. Other assistantship opportunities/funding opportunities are listed in the department’s newsletter, “Weekly Wednesday” and are archived here:

For more information concerning graduate assistantships contact your program director. Program directors are listed on the websites for each program area. 

EDPS Assistantships

EDPS Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)
  • EDPS 209: Strategies for Academic Success. Positions Filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 250: Fundamentals of Child Development for Education. Positions Filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 251: Fundamentals of Adolescent Development for Education.  Positions Filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 297: Professional Practicum Experiences II. Position filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 320: Happiness and Well-Being through Positive Psychology. Position filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 350: Basic Helping Skills. Position filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 459: Statistical Methods. Positions filled 2024-2025
  • EDPS 950 & 951 (School Psychology): Intellectual Assessment & Academic and Behavioral Assessment. Position filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 982 (School Psychology): Clinical Practice in School Psychology. Position filled 2024-2025.
  • EDPS 997A & 997G (Counseling Psychology): Practicum/Advanced Practicum in Counseling. Position filled 2024-2025


EDPS Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)
  • NEAR Center GRA. Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Buros Assessment Literacy GRA. Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Assistant Professor GRA (Counseling Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Assistant Professor GRA (School Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Assistant Professor GRA (QQPM): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • DEI/DEMAC GRA: Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Bullying Research GRA: Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Counseling and School Psychology Clinic (School Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025.
  • Counseling and School Psychology Clinic (Counseling Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • St. Monica's (Counseling Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Sikhona Holistic Therapy & Wellness (Counseling Psychology): Position filled for 2024-2025

External Assistantships

  • NSWERS GRA position for AY 24-25: Position filled for 2024-2025
  • Research Consultant Intern (WSA) available here.
  • Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars (Doctoral Only): Position filled for 2024-2025
  • CYFS assistantships available here. 
  • ODI assistantships available here.