PhD Program Overview
Student Employment & Funding
This chart breaks down the various forms of employment opportunities we have available to our doctoral students and outlines what is covered under these types of employment.
Review this list of internal and external dissertation fellowships, grants, and scholarships.
When available, the School of Education offers graduate student researcher positions to
outstanding graduate students who are registered as full-time students.
Benefits for GSR positions include full remission of tuition, student services
fees, campus-based fees, and payment of Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (UC GSHIP) fees; participation in the UC Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) for Retirement; and a monthly paycheck
commensurate with the percentage of employment and the levels of employment.
Teaching Assistants and Readers
Teaching Assistantships and Readerships are offered by the School of Education for 25% or 50% employment. Benefits for TAs and Readers include full remission of tuition, student services fees, and payment of Graduate Student Health Insurance Program fees, participation in the UC Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) for Retirement, and a monthly paycheck commensurate with the percentage of employment. Student is responsible for paying campus-based fees.
International students wishing to serve as a teaching assistant who are citizens of a country where English is neither the primary nor the dominant language must demonstrate oral English proficiency.
The School of Education has limited funding for Teaching Associate positions. Therefore, opportunities to apply for these positions are only offered when necessary as determined by the Director of the Undergraduate Programs. Teaching Associate positions will go to qualified doctoral students who have content knowledge and teaching experience in the required subject area. The academic qualifications and criteria for appointment as a Teaching Associate is set by the University and include a master’s degree or equivalent training and at least one year of teaching experience (such as Teaching Assistant) within or outside of the university. When an opportunity to hire a Teaching Associate arises, a call will be emailed to all SoE doctoral students. Interested students will reply to the call by completing an application and submitting a CV and TA evaluations to the Director of Undergraduate Programs by a specified deadline.
School of Education's Policy and TA Resources
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