GSI Positions and Application

Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Application

Important Updates:

The Student Academic Appointment Application form and CV are required for Spring 2023 graduate student appointments. Please go to the link:  to upload and submit the form and CV.

Winter Break Appointment Date:

  • GSR: 12/17/22 - 1/9/2023

Spring 2023 Appointment Dates (for fee remission qualifying purposes):

  • GSI: 1/1/2023 - 5/21/2023
  • GSR, Reader and Tutor: 1/10/2023 - 5/12/2023

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Course Descriptions for GSI positions

EDUC 140AC.  Literacy: Individual and Societal Development. (4)   Three hours of lecture, one hour of discussion and two hours of fieldwork per week for Fall/Spring. Six hour of lecture, two hours of discussion and seven hours of fieldwork per week for Summer. Drawing from both hostorical and contemporary sociocultural theories on literacy and language as well as recent research from education and ew media scholars, we will explore an array of digital and non-digital forms of meaning-making and symbolic creativity, such as meme-generating, video making, micro-blogging, multi-player gaming, and app designing, as well as more traditional and non-digital or pre-digital forms of cultural participation and civic engagement. This course satisfies the American cultures requirement. Hull

EDUC W140A.  The Art of Making Meaning. (4)   Three hours of lecture+ one hr fieldwork per week. This course combines theory and practice in the study of literacy and development. It will introduce sociocultural educational theory and research focused especially on literacy teaching and learning, and this literature will be examined in practice through participation in after-school programs. In addition, the course will contribute to an understanding of how literacy is reflected in race, culture, and ethnicity im the United States and how these symbolic systems shift in a digital world.(F, SP, SU) Hull

EDUC 160. Foundations for Teaching Social Studies (2) Three hours of lecture for five weeks. Prerequisites: Admission to a teaching credential program. Lectures and workshops on curriculum, instructional theory, and methods for teaching social studies methods in elementary schools. Perlstein

EDUC 161.  Digital Learning Environments. (3)  Three hours of lecture per week. Digital Learning Environments are taking residence in the educational experience of many, from replacing components of traditional classroom instruction to providing open platforms for lifelong learning. In this class we will study the various forms and functions of a sampling of digital learning environments ranging from subject specific Intelligent Tutoring Systems in K-12 to domain neutral systems for post-secondary online learning. (F) Pardos

EDUC 163.  Comtemporary Issues in U.S. Education (3)  Three hours of lecture. This course surveys the major events, as well as broader social, political, and economic forces, that have coalesced to shape U.S. public schools today and the contemporary reforms that policy makers have designed to improve them. We accomplish this by exploring the scholarship on the roots of educational inequality, the history of school reform, and the most prominent reforms that are present in American schools today. We engage with primary research, historical artifacts, advocacy documents, and guest speakers who represent a range of ideological and political perspectives. (S)Trujillo

EDUC 188.  Latinas/os and Education: Critical Issues and Perspectives. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. The course engages a selection of themes examining the academic achievement of Latinas/os in K-12 and in higher education. The course aims to foster an awareness of the complex issues influencing the education of Latinas/os and of ways to work towards supporting and advancing the educational experiences of Latinas/os in schools and society. (F) Baquedano

EDUC 190AC.  Critical Studies in Education. (4)   Four hours of lecture and discussion per week. This course examines how learning environments can empower and disempower individuals and explores the role of education in the social construction of hierarchy, inequality, difference, identity, and power. It embodies a democratic philosophy and practice, creating a learning community that encourages students to take responsibility for their own education and learn through theory, experience, and dialogue. All students must engage in a community project. Course satisfies the American Cultures Requirement.(F,SP) Hull

EDUC 293A/L. Data Analysis in Education Research I. (3)
Two times two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week in the Fall.
[Description to updated] (F) Draney
EDUC 275G. Hierarchical and Longitudinal Modeling. (3)
Two hours of lecture and a two-hour lab per week in the Fall.
[Description to updated] (F) Rabe-Hesketh
EDUC 275B. Data Analysis in Education Research II. (3)
Two times two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week in the Spring. 
[Description to updated] (S) Rabe-Hesketh