Office of Graduate Studies

Helping you advance your careers

The College of Education Office of Graduate Studies is here to support you in your quest to grow further in your careers, add to your knowledge base and find the program and support you need to succeed. 

Cheryl MellerCheryl Meller, graduate recruitment coordinator, serves as your contact for questions about programs, processes and funding, supporting all of the college's graduate studies programs, both on campus and as a partner with the Division of Online Education and Individual Studies. Contact the office at or contact Cheryl directly at:, or (319) 273-6255. 

Graduate Assistantships

With a graduate assistantship, as a full-time student you can gain experience in your field while working toward your degree. These are a mix of teaching and research positions. You can apply for graduate assistant (GA) positions as a master’s or doctoral student, pending position availability.

Graduate assistantships for students enrolled in College of Education (COE) graduate programs may be awarded through the Division of Graduate Studies within the College of Graduate Research and Online programs (GRO), departments or grant funds. Regardless of the funding source, all graduate students should apply for a graduate assistantship through the following link

A graduate assistantship stipend applies to a position within the College of Education. You will be matched with a work assignment aligning college and program needs with your interests and career goals. The COE Office of Graduate Studies will coordinate your work assignment in consultation with department heads, center directors and program coordinators, keeping college, department and program priorities in mind. Completing an application does not guarantee a graduate assistantship position. 

Sample of GA Positions

These are examples of recent position descriptions. Watch for postings in fall 2024 for positions available for 2025-26. 

Educational Leadership
Institute for Educational Leadership
Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
RTNL Outdoor Adventures
RNTL Recruitment, Communication & Marketing
School Psychology MAE/EdS
Curriculum and Instruction: Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program Research
Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Technology and Design