Education Graduate Assistantships
With educational, professional, and financial benefits, a Graduate Assistantship is a great way to enhance your graduate school experience. You’ll earn a tuition waiver and stipend while honing your leadership and pedagogical skills in local classrooms. Mercyhurst Education students pursuing their M.S. in Secondary Education, Special Education, or Teaching Excellence can hold Graduate Assistantships with the following programs:
Explore Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
Carpe Diem Academy
Support at-risk students in this extended day learning program in the Erie School District. You’ll lead K-2 classrooms with literature and math instruction, athletic and health education, and art, music, and dance activities to encourage creativity and emotional and social development.
Mercyhurst Early Learning Innovation Academy
Teach progressive and intentional arts, wellness, and other academically rich activities to K-2 students. Modeled after the Carpe Diem Academy, MELIA provides extended academic enrichment at Northwestern School District, a rural, economically disadvantaged school district in Erie county.
City of Erie Autism Support Initiative Classroom
Provide classroom staffing, clinical supervision, and day-to-day operations in an integrated public school setting serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Employ evidence-based strategies to teach students new skills and reduce problem behavior at the individual level.
Erie School District Pre-K Classrooms
Help ensure a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment as you provide children with educational experiences that promote their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. This is a full-day preschool program for qualifying Erie children.
Robert Benjamin Wiley Community Charter School
Promote greater school-age student achievement while building your professional skills. You’ll contribute classroom support, academic coaching, small group instruction, and tutoring. Assistantships vary based on program needs and your individual skills and strengths.
Mercyhurst Community Academic Labs
Set up, supervise, and tutor K-8 students in three labs in Erie, located at the Booker T. Washington Center, the Martin Luther King Center, and Urban Erie Development. Collect and analyze data while monitoring student academic progress to make real-time instructional decisions.
St. Gregory Parish School
Teach in a private pre-K-8 Catholic school in the Diocese of Erie. You’ll work to establish and maintain academic excellence rooted in Gospel values, while maintaining a pedagogically sound level of instructional practice in this multiage classroom school in North East, Pennsylvania.
Graduate Assistantship Criteria
Graduate Assistants receive a tuition waiver and stipend for working at least 20 hours per week in the academic year. To be eligible, students must be admitted to a master's program. GAs cannot receive additional institutional aid (including any athletic aid) or have another campus job.