Graduate School of Teaching and Learning Assistantships/Scholarships
What is a scholarship?
A scholarship provides graduate students the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree. Candidates complete an application process for the competitive scholarships that are awarded for full-time study. The scholarship pays for the majority of the instructional fees while scholarship winners are expected to pay all fees. Graduate students may also apply to receive a stipend for working approximately 20 hours per week at the university while pursuing the degree. This competitive opportunity is available through BGSU's School of Teaching and Learning (STL). Those who are awarded a scholarship attend the face-to-face Summer Literacy Institute May-August) and Graduate Student Orientation (August). Applications are due January 15.
What do graduate assistants do?
Graduate students often have a mix of several responsibilities, some of which are described below.
- Research Assistant (RA1):
Performs duties primarily associated with administrative and support responsibilities in offices and/or program coordination. Works primarily with program coordinators or school director to track enrollments, assist with student advising, collect and analyze program data, develop recruitment and retention plans or materials, develop agendas for program meetings, take minutes of meetings, and other duties as assigned.
- Research Assistant (RA2):
Assists with the researchers’ projects and/or research endeavors; assists with data collection, which may include surveys, interviews or document analysis; search and compile literature required for research studies; types notes, data entry, and organizes materials; documents the research findings and results in a systematic manner as requested by the researcher; assists in the preparation of materials for professional development or other research related activities; assists the researcher in various research related functions, including field visits and assists in recruiting efforts for subjects who will be participating in future research studies.
- Teaching Assistant (TA):
Assigned to particular faculty or courses to assist with instructional activities that may include grading; course technology management; online or face-to-face instructional support; supervises field experiences; and facilitates small group seminar discussions or activities. Teaching experience in K-12 schools preferred for some assignments. Teaching assistants assigned to the Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center are required to complete a Reading Endorsement during the first summer of their programs.
- Teaching Associate (TI):
Serves as an instructor of record for a course; responsible for grading assignments; interacts with students; teaches new concepts or skills; and submits final grades. Ability to work independently a priority. Teaching experience in K-12 schools or advanced skills in technology required for some assignments.
How to apply for a reading scholarship:
- Complete the Graduate College Application for Master of Education in Reading Program
- One set of official transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official copy of test scores (Praxis II PLT, OR GRE, OR OAE Pedagogy)
- For the assistantship, complete the following:
- Assistantship application
- Three recommendation letters or three recommendation forms
- Career goals essay (Where do you hope to be professionally in five years?)
- A current resume
- Send the assistantship application forms to Wendy Vaughn.
- There is a checklist available at the bottom of the page to help you keep track of required information.
- All materials must be submitted by January 15
Submit your application and documents to:
529 Education Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
For additional questions contact:
Dr. Cynthia Bertelsen, Program Coordinator