College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

Counselor Education Program

Counselor Education Program

  • Hours and Wages – The Counselor Education Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week in exchange for up to nine credit hours of tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours), and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).


  • Qualifications
  • Full-time, matriculated degree-seeking graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling.
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week. Hours are negotiable, but must include a mix of afternoon, early evening, and one to two half days on Saturday per semester. Someone working full-time would not be able to meet the requirements for this position.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • Familiarity with SPSS or similar program preferred.
  • Applicants need to be flexible, self-motivated, reliable, and able to work on campus during the day when needed.
  • Commitment to and excitement for the field of Counseling.


  • Responsibilities
  • This position involves working closely with Counseling Department faculty and providing service to the department.
  • Work with faculty will be ┬áprimarily research oriented. The graduate assistant will assist faculty in all stages of the research process including: completing literature reviews, collecting and organizing data, entering data into computer programs, transcribing interview tapes and reviewing manuscripts.
  • Service to the department may involve a number of different activities depending on the needs of the department. Activities may include: assisting with the admission process, assisting with the activities of the Beta Chi honorary society, communicating with applicants interested in the ┬áprogram, attendance at group interviews for program applicants, and assistance with the program accreditation process. Responsibilities of being a Beta Chi honorary society officer will not be counted towards the hours required for fulfillment of a graduate assistantship.
  • The graduate assistant may also be asked to assist with the program’s satellite location on the campus of Lorain County Community College. This may require travel to Lorain, Ohio.


Applying for this position

In the statement of purpose, applicants should address:

  • Their counselor identity.
  • Professional reasons for applying for the position.
  • Their skills that meet the needs of the position.
  • Their experience/involvement with research and scholarly writing.


Contact Information
Dr. Cecile Brennan