EHE GA Application Now Open!

We are currently accepting applications for Graduate Associate (GA) positions for the 22-23 academic year, and you can find the online application on the EHE GA Website. Additional details and reminders are listed below:

  • Applications are due February 1, 2022 at 11:59pm.
  • If you are a returning GA, you must submit a completed application. Renewal of contracts is not guaranteed for those who previously held positions.
  • Students currently on fellowship and interested in a GA position next year must still fill out the GA application.
  • Academic performance, prior GA performance, availability of funds and need for services, student eligibility, and progress towards degree completion are all taken into consideration when determining position availability and assignment.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a GA position.


If you have any questions about being a GA or the application, please reach out to the EHE Graduate Associate Manager, Amanda Crall (

Submit Your SP22 Graduation Application

Apply by Friday January 28th in GRADFORMS

  • Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.
  • Review program plan/degree audit making sure you meet all requirements for graduation.
  • Use your program plan/degree audit to guide your discussion during appointment.
  • Register and pay for 3 graduate credit hours.
  • Make sure that you have no missing grades, incompletes, EN grades or holds on your account.
  • Submit your program plan by Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to the student services office via email at
  • Based on graduation review/clearance, your application to graduate is either approved or denied in GRADFORMS.

All PhD and EdD students

  • Submit signed program plans and annual reviews via email at
  • Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan and annual reviews. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

All MA, MLT and EdS students 

  • Submit one of the following via email at A) Program plan or B) PDF version of Degree Audit. Students only need to submit one or the other. Learn how to run your degree here.
  • Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • Degree Audit Only-Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan/degree audit. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for master students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

Dates to keep in mind

  • January 19, 2022 >> Submit program sheets and degree audits for graduation clearance. Priority given to students who submit by January 19.
  • January 28, 2022 >> ONLINE Applications to Graduate. Final date set by Graduate School.
  • April 15, 2022 >> Master Examination Report Forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisors. Doctoral Examinations Report Forms must be completed and submitted electronically on or before the given date.
  • April 22, 2022 >> Approved thesis and dissertation documents must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience challenges with submissions.
  • May 8, 2022 >> Spring 2022 Commencement
  • May 9, 2022 >> End of Semester deadline


Changes to the 2022 Academic Calendar

As you may already know, the Office of the University Registrar recently distributed a message regarding changes to the University’s academic calendar. These changes include a new start date to Summer Term 2022.  The first day of Summer Term 2022 has been moved up one day, from Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

As the Graduate School establishes its deadlines and processes based on the academic calendar, the aforementioned changes necessitate that the Graduate School recognizes the last day of Spring Semester 2022 as Monday, May 9, 2022. The new deadline for any student utilizing the Spring Semester 2022 End-of-Semester (EOS) option will be Monday, May 9, 2022.  The Graduation Calendar on the Graduate School website has been adjusted to reflect this change.  Also, May 9, 2022, is the last day that a PhD student may successfully complete a doctoral candidacy exam for Spring Semester 2022 and be considered a post-candidacy student beginning Summer Term 2022.

You may have also received notice from the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and/or your local Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) of corresponding changes to Graduate Associate (GA) appointment dates. Please note that the end date to Spring Semester 2022 and start date to Summer Term GA appointments have now changed. Spring Semester 2022 GA appointments should now end on May 9, 2022, and Summer Term 2022 GA appointments should now begin on May 10, 2022. Please work with your HRBP to ensure that you are utilizing the correct period activity pay dates in Workday, whether they be on new appointments or appointments already entered into the system. Questions regarding GA appointment dates and documents should be referred to your HRBP and/or HR Connection.

Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

We are excited to announce that the national 2022 Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference Call for Proposals has been released! The Ohio State University Counselor Education Program collaborates with the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation at the University of Massachusetts to run the national conference each year. We hope you disseminate this information far-and-wide through all your networks.

Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation at the 2022 Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. It is one way you can support the mission of the conference and help ensure that attendees learn valuable, practical information about what works in schools.

Here is a reminder of key dates:

November 15 at midnight – deadline for session proposals

March 11-12, 2022 – Conference (online)

Questions? Contact Dr. Brett Zyromski.

50% GRA Position Open in Ed Studies for Spring

Percent Appointment: 50%
Position Type: GRA
Appointment Start Date: 01/01/2022

Position Description and Primary Duties

This position will provide 20 hours of support for Dr. Kaprea Johnson and other researchers involved in ongoing research and grant projects focused on youth and adult physical and mental health equity. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participant recruitment,
  • Gathering research data,
  • Developing IRB’s,
  • Analyzing findings,
  • Preparing reports and paperwork,
  • Maintaining databases,
  • Supporting administrative needs,
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Targeted Hiring Range for this position is $2,364.45/month (August and May checks every year are prorated due to working partial months).

Position Qualifications

This position is suitable for persons interested in an academic appointment upon graduation, due to its heavy emphasis on research and grants.

  • Required Qualifications
    • Strong writing and research skills;
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in data gathering and analysis using both qualitative and quantitative data analysis platforms.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • While being a subject matter expert is not a pre-requisite, it is important to have an interest in health equity, social determinants of health, and healthcare technology;
    • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and think analytically;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Strong time management, problem-solving, and written and communication skills.
    • PhD student in the Department of Educational Studies

Application Submission

  • Interested applicants should send the following in 1 PDF to Dr. Kaprea Johnson (
    • CV,
    • One page document with 3- 5 bullet points highlighting your related experience and 3-5 bullet points that you identify as potential growing edges if you were selected for the position, and
    • Academic writing sample.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting October 21, 2021 for the position and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

GA Benefits Information

In addition to the above-stated compensation, the successful candidate will also receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition coverage of instructional, general, and technology fees during eligible semesters;
  • Position renewal eligibility. Position will start in Spring 2022 and is renewable for up to two academic years (ending Spring 2024). Renewal of funding beyond the initial semester will be based on a combination of performance, availability of funds, need for services, student eligibility, and progress towards degree;
  • Collaboration will garner grant, publication, presentation, and interprofessional collaboration experience;
  • Johnson pledges to mentor and support the professional needs of the GRA;
  • Subsidized student health insurance for 50% appt. & eligibility to participate in state retirement plan;
  • More information and details about the benefits available to Graduate Associates are available on the EHE GA website.

Educational Studies Student Services Office Operations

Student Services and Graduate Studies is currently going through several staffing changes which may have an impact on our response times to student inquiries. We appreciate your patience as we enter one of our busiest times of year while in a staffing transition. Our primary focus continues to be providing excellent service to the approximately 500 graduate students in our department. With that, please review the information below for how we can best serve you.

  • Our hours of operation remain unchanged. We still have our physical office open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. During those hours, you can still call us at (614) 688-4007. Please feel free to leave a voicemail if we are unable to answer and we will return your call as soon as we can.
  • You can still reach us via email at edstudies@osu.eduPlease allow two business days for a response to emails. Multiple emails about the same issue within that time frame may lengthen the amount of time it takes for us to respond to emails.
  • We have different email addresses that are best for certain issues. See below for the best contact information for specific issues:

We will continue to communicate with all of our students important information and encourage you to do the following to stay up to date on what you need to know:

Vaccine Requirement and Student Registration Holds

Friday, October 15 is the deadline for students to submit proof of their vaccination status or have an approved exemption from Ohio State’s vaccination requirement on file.  Students who have not complied with the university’s requirement will only be allowed to register for classes that are in the Distance Learning (DL) mode – 100% online.

Students who are in fully online programs, denoted with an ONL subplan, can be directed to register themselves through Buckeye Link. They should be aware that the University Registrar will drop them from any successful registrations into in person (P), hybrid (HY), or distance enhanced (DE) classes, unless they comply with the vaccination requirement. We cannot guarantee that those seats will be available to them at a later date.

After the October 15 deadline, a hold will be placed on all other student accounts that will prevent them from registering.  The Graduate School registration staff will, upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis, temporarily remove holds so that students may enroll themselves in DL classes within their program. Additionally, our Registration Services staff may assist in registering students in DL classes in which they are unable to register themselves, but have received all requisite permissions. If students contact you for assistance with registering, please remind them that only online classes are available to them and refer them to the Graduate School’s Registration Services area at

Project LEADERS: Fully funded PhD in Special Education with specializations in severe disabilities and advanced research methods

Preparing Future Scholars in Severe DisabiLitiEs and ADvancEd ReSearch Methods

The Department of Educational Studies Special Education program was recently awarded a grant through the U S Department of Education Office of Special Education Programming that will fund a cohort of five PhD students to study severe disabilities and advanced research methods.

Apply by December 1, 2021 at

Learn more about the program at

Benefits include:

  • Tuition, books, and fees
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Computer
  • Conference travel and training opportunities
  • Mentorship from leading experts in severe disabilities and advanced research methods
  • Total value of $194,000


When does the program begin and end?
Students will begin the program in Summer 2022 and graduate in Summer 2026. Prospective students must apply by December 1, 2021.

Is this a full-time or a part-time program?
The program is full-time only. A monthly living stipend is included.

Is this an online program?
Although some courses will be delivered in an online format, most coursework and training activities will be delivered in person.

What qualifications are required for acceptance?
Successful candidates will have a master’s degree and practical experience working with students with severe disabilities in schools.

Is the GRE required?
No, the GRE is not required for admission.

Do students need a background in research methods or statistics?
No background in research methods or statistics is required. Training will be provided.

Who are students with severe disabilities?
This program focuses on studying special education for students with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum, or with multiple disabilities who have intensive support needs.

Who will advise students in LEADERS?
Students will be advised by leading experts in severe disabilities (Dr. Matt Brock), advanced quantitative methods (Dr. Ann O’Connell), and complex communication challenges (Dr. Laura Justice).

How do applicants express interest in LEADERS funding?
Every applicant who describes an interest in severe disabilities in their personal statement will be considered for LEADERS funding.

How many students will be accepted into LEADERS?

Five students will be accepted into LEADERS through a competitive admission process.

What research opportunities will be available?
Students will receive mentorship on federally funded research projects such as FLIP Recess and PEERS, as well as opportunities to partner on other research projects at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. In addition, students will receive access to restricted datasets from the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition to coursework and mentorship, what additional training opportunities will be available?
LEADERS funding will pay for students to receive training to administer the Autism Program Environmental Rating Scale (APERS), attend the Council for Exceptional Children Leadership Summit, attend multiple national conferences in special education, and receive training and consultation from experts from other Universities.

What kind of training will be provided in advanced research methods?
Students will complete the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Quantitative Research Methods.

Will this funding be offered for students who apply after 2021?
No, this funding is only available for students who apply by December 1, 2021 for admission in Summer 2022.

Where do students work after they graduate?
Recent graduates in the severe disabilities program are currently working as special education faculty at major Universities across the United States including the University of Oklahoma, Duquesne University, and Cleveland State University.

What is it like to live in Columbus, Ohio?
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, and offers outstanding opportunities to enjoy art, music, live sports, dining, parks, and nightlife. In addition, Columbus has very affordable housing compared to other metro areas. Read more about living in Columbus here.

Additional questions?
Please contact Dr. Matt Brock

The Department of Teaching and Learning has an opening for a 25% Graduate Research Associate (GRA)

Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter in the Department of Teaching and Learning has an opening for a 25% Graduate Research Associate (GRA) for the remainder of the Autumn 2021 semester and Spring 2022 semester. The GRA position will provide 10 hours of service per week to support her role as a department section head. This position will assist her with Section head duties and facilitating the mission and vision of the Department Teaching and Learning., GRA will assist with administrative tasks and the day-to-day facilitation of Section 1 under the supervision of Dr. Power-Carter. The GRA will be responsible for general administrative activities such as assisting in creating communication documents, preparing handouts, data gathering and entry, filing and organizing information, assisting with presentations, section meetings, and section retreats as well as other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at The Ohio State University.
  • Must have a 50% GA position currently, so this would be an additional 25% position.
  • Ability to work hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as practice tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, and courteousness in a manner that reflects positively on Section 1 section head and the Department of Teaching and Learning.
  • Good follow-through skills, dependable, and detail oriented.
  • Motivated and able to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Effective leadership skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft office suite, as well as comfortable working with database/spreadsheets, word processing, and desktop publishing software.
  • Technologically savvy and have some experience with technology and/or comfort and willingness to learn (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics as well as social media platforms such as twitter and face book etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, critical thinker that is dependable and goal oriented

Targeted Hiring Range: $1,182.23/month (pre-tax, stipend will be prorated for partial months.)

Appointment Dates: October 1, 2021 – May 10, 2022

Interested applicants should send a resume/CV to Dr. Power-Carter ( Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis and will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Talk About Race book discussion group

The College has a commitment to antiracism for students, staff, and faculty.  As a part of this commitment, we are delighted to announce that we are forming book discussion groups for students in EHE this fall.  The book we will read and discuss is Dr. Bettina Love’s We want to do more than survive: Abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom.  The book is being provided free to the first 40 students who sign up for the discussion groups.  These group meetings will be held for four weeks on the same day and time, and we have a variety of times and days, both on zoom and in person, for you to choose from.  Sign ups will close on Sept 23.

Sign up to participate in the Talk About Race book discussion group.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Colette Dollarhide.