The department has several scholarships available for incoming and continuing students. To apply, fill out the online application by the end of February.

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Graduate Assistantships

Do you need help paying for your graduate work in early childhood? Are you interested in working closely with faculty while gaining hands-on experience in your field? Our department is committed to providing practical opportunities for both professional and personal growth through our graduate assistantships. Students from any department are welcome to apply for an assistantship.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Work with faculty members 20 hours per week (fall and spring semesters).
  • Duties depend on specific departmental needs and may include research, teaching, laboratory management, and other specialized duties.


  • tuition waiver in accordance with university policies (applies to fall, spring, and summer)
  • stipend based on departmental budget allocation

How to Apply

You must be officially admitted to a graduate degree program in the university and be registered for at least 6 hours of graduate work a semester to be eligible for an assistantship. Contact the department for information about available assistantships and to request an application.

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