Graduate Student Research/Teaching Assistant


Graduate Student Research/Teaching Assistant

Area: Experimental Education Unit

General Information
The Experimental Education Unit (EEU) is a comprehensive early childhood center providing inclusive educational services for families and children with and without disabilities from birth through kindergarten.

It is recommended that you schedule a tour by emailing during the application process in order to learn more about the Experimental Education Unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain regular attendance
  • Maintain professional conduct and attire
  • Assist with preparation and help maintain physical environment of the classroom
  • Coordinate arrival and departure of children
  • Supervise children throughout the classroom routine
  • Assist in planning of classroom activities
  • Assist in the development of activity matrix, behavior plans and instructional programs
  • Participate in classroom team and planning meetings
  • Complete all paperwork and administrative tasks
  • Collaborate with related service staff to deliver appropriate trans-diciplinary services
  • Communicate all contact with families and outside providers to head teacher and other members of the classroom team
  • Assist with supervision of Classroom Aides, work study students and volunteers
  • Facilitate/lead small and large group activities
  • Provide support/back-up during small and large group activities
  • Assist in the development of IFSP/IEP’s and provide instruction on objectives
  • Complete classroom assessments and evaluations
  • Assist in maintaining classroom data collection systems
  • Assist with IFSP/IEP updates and progress reports
  • Assist with end of the quarter and end of the year classroom tasks and student transition activities
  • Assume responsibility for the classroom in the absence of the head teacher
  • Participate in EEU staff training
  • Participate in school functions
  • Other tasks as assigned


Current status as a graduate student in the University of Washington (College of Education preferred)
Official acceptance to a graduate level program at the University of Washington at the time of the application deadline (College of Education preferred)
Must be a student accepted in a College of Education degree program and enrolled in 10 credits per quarter.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Maintain a “problem solving” attitude
  • Work with other team members in a cooperative and positive fashion
  • Seek feedback and utilize suggestions to improve performance
  • Understand family centered theory
  • Understand child development
  • Classroom experience

How to apply:

To be considered for a position as a Graduate Student Research/Teaching Assistant at the Experimental Education Unit, each applicant will need to submit (1) cover letter highlighting your commitment to diversity and inclusion through your experience and teaching, (2) resume, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) the EEU Assistant Teacher Application via email to

The EEU Assistant Teacher Application can be downloaded at here or you can email to receive the application (
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Late applications will not be reviewed.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or