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The School of Education funds several graduate students through graduate assistantships, adjunct teaching positions and grant-funded paid positions. Graduate assistantships (teaching, research or administrative) pay a stipend depending upon degree plan (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D./Ph.D.) and offer a tuition reduction. Adjunct teaching positions pay a stipend per course. Other positions pay hourly rates depending upon the funding. Graduate assistantships in the School of Education may involve conducting and assisting with research, teaching courses, assisting with grant evaluations, working in labs and clinics and designing and facilitating courses.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact the division chair in your area of study or the associate dean of research and graduate studies.

In addition, many other departments on campus hire graduate assistants. To apply for these positions, fill out an assistantship form through the USD graduate school, and also contact the departments directly to inquire about assistantship opportunities – this will give you an advantage. Some places to consider are I.D. Weeks Library, Center for Academic and Global Engagement, Academic Affairs, Student Services, University Housing, Disability Services and Center for Diversity and Community.