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Become A Graduate Student Leader

As a graduate student leader you will help implement the curriculum, facilitate class discussions and apply student development theory to practice in a first-year classroom. This is a volunteer position open to selected graduate students who meet the qualifications.

Requirements

To be eligible to become a graduate leader, you must:

  • Graduate School cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completed at least one semester of undergraduate or graduate coursework at NIU;
  • Completed or are enrolled in CAHE 522 (Student Development Theory) 
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively to a class of first-year students;
  • Have four to five hours per week to commit to UNIV teaching responsibilities during the first 11-12 weeks of the fall semester
  • Enroll in the graduate student leader seminar, earning three units in CAHA 597 independent research credit.

Preference will be given to graduate students pursuing a degree in Counseling, Adult and Higher Education.

Application

The fall 2017 application deadline has passed. Check back for spring 2018. 

Questions?

Please direct any questions to First- and Second-Year Experience staff, at fsye@niu.edu or 815-753-0028.