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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, 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.

FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME?

Master’s Program

– Full time GAs work for the EdTech Department 20 hours per week, take at least five (5) credit hours, receive a full-tuition waiver each semester, and a $10,000 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 five (5) credit hours, and receive a tuition waiver, and a $5,000 stipend paid out over two semesters. Part-time GAs qualify to receive student medical insurance provided through Boise State University.

Ed.D. Program

– Full time GAs work for the EdTech Department 20 hours per week, take at least five (5) credit hours, receive a full-tuition waiver each semester, and a $13,632.00 stipend paid out over two semesters. Full-time GAs qualify to receive student medical insurance.

– Part-time GAs work for the department 10 hours per week, take at least five (5) credit hours, and receive a tuition waiver, and a $6,816 stipend paid out over two semesters. Part-time GAs qualify to receive student medical insurance provided through Boise State University.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for graduate assistantship positions for the forthcoming academic year will be accepted until March 1st.
Link to the web-based application for the next academic year (Aug. – May):
https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6xmCDvnU3jtUKSF

WORK OF OUR CURRENT GA’S

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

Megan LuyMegan Luy

I’m working for Dr. Dazhi Yang. I’ve been with her for 2.5 years. I started in March of 2013. We are working on an engineering education study with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Our focus is on eradicating misconceptions in thermodynamics and heat transfer. I think I got this position because I brought skills and experiences in quantitative and qualitative analysis from other research jobs. And I’m willing to work!

Sally_picSally Baldwin

It is my pleasure to work with Dr. Ching and Dr. Hsu in their research interests. I am involved in collecting and categorizing literature, coding information, writing, formatting, and proofreading. Our focus has been on mobile technology and language learning, TPACK and student reflection. Dr. Ching and Dr. Hsu have added enormous value to the program for me and increased my knowledge immensely. Being a GA is the best part of the program. It is an excellent way to take part in research and learn!

Jennifer RandJennifer Rand

I am a G.A. for Dr. Jesus Trespalacios. In my position, I have assisted him in his instructional design courses, helping with the grading of assignments and projects. I also assist in his research involving the use of VoiceThread in online classes and how the technology helps create a sense of community for participating students. I had the opportunity to co-present this research in two conferences last year: Northwest ELearn in Boise in October 2014, and SITE in Las Vegas in March 2015. This November, we will be presenting at the AECT conference in Indianapolis. This position has been a fantastic opportunity for me, and I am looking forward to another exciting year.

Joanna MarcotteJoanna Marcotte

This is my first year I’m working with Dr. Chris Haskell as a graduate assistant. I’ve been conducting research for the Cool Teachers Show that was relaunched this fall. I’ve also been grading work in his gamified courses using 3D GameLab as the course management tool. I am also supporting Dr. Haskell’s general research on gamification in education by pulling data, graphing results, and identifying trends. I believe that I got this position because I have a passion for educational technology, and I’m open to new ideas. This position, thus far, has been an amazing learning experience that I will draw upon in the future.

Tony HetrickTony Hetrick

For my second year as a G.A., I continue to work for Dr. Ross Perkins. I help Dr. Perkins during the preliminary review process of the M.E.T portfolios. In addition, we are working on a needs assessment for a university in Kazakhstan to evaluate their current usage of educational technology, which will help them create a technology use plan to address the identified needs. Finally, I continue to work on the EdTech Journals website and provide additions and features as needed.

Sarah BaughmanSarah Baughman

This semester I am working with Dr. Shelton on revising some manuscripts and with Dr. Rice on developing a professional development seminar on blended learning. I think I got this position because I am determined, passionate, and a hard worker.