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Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Educational Technology offers a limited number of full-time and part-time graduate assistantships (“GAship”) each academic year, lasting from August to May. We hire both local and distance-based GAs, but any applicant MUST BE a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. Those who are enrolled in either the master’s degree program or doctoral program at Boise State, or those who plan to enroll, or those who are applying for admission to one of the programs, are eligible to complete the GA application.

Any student enrolled in or admitted to one of the Department’s graduate degree programs (MET, MS, EdS, or EdD) is eligible to apply for GAship. One can apply for either a full-time or part-time GAship (see differences below).

Those who are employed full-time should not apply for a full-time graduate assistantship (requiring 20 hours of work per week). The number of hours per week required for a regular job, plus the GA job, plus the time required for coursework, make a full-time GAship untenable for a person employed full-time already.  If a person is employed full-time, his or her application for a part-time assistantship (10 hours of work per week) will be considered, but job duties and other obligations will have to be carefully explained in the application.

    EDTECH graduate assistantships provide an excellent opportunity to:

  • gain practical experience on real world projects or online co-teaching with a faculty member.
  • collaborate with faculty on research projects.
  • immerse yourself in the scholarship of educational technology.
  • include your work experience with the department on your resume.

Work Expectation, Pay, and Benefits

Full time GAs work for the EdTech Department 20 hours per week, take at least five (5) credit hours per semester, receive a tuition waiver each semester, and a stipend paid out over two semesters. Full-time GAs qualify to receive student medical insurance provided through Boise State University.

Part-time GAs work for the department 10 hours per week, take at least three but no more than six credit hours per semester, receive a tuition waiver, and a stipend paid out over two semesters. Part-time GAs qualify to receive student medical insurance provided through Boise State University.

The stipend differs depending on the student’s program of study and number of hours worked. Generally speaking, a full-time GA in the EdD program earns a stipend of around $13,500 per year, whereas a full-time GA in the EdS or MET programs earn a stipend of around $10,000 per year. Part-time GA’s would earn half of those amounts.

Application Process

Applications for graduate assistantship positions for the forthcoming academic year will be accepted until April 1st.
Link to the web-based application for the next academic year (Aug. – May):
https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Au7vrmDwl8B9wF

Work of current GA’S

For a full list of Ed Tech GA’s, please see our Faculty & Staff page.