Thomas Reynolds Center Graduate Assistants participate in an innovative and unique opportunity that allows them to gain hands-on teaching experience, stay current in the field and use technology within their lessons all while completing their Master's Degree in Special Education. Thomas Reynolds Center Graduate Assistants enter the job market with the credentials, experience, and confidence that make employers take notice! 

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Graduate Assistant Opportunities

As a graduate student enrolled in Daemen’s Masters in Special Education program, students have the opportunity to apply and interview for a graduate assistant position within the Thomas Reynolds Center. The Center is a unique and competitive program that allows graduate students the opportunity to gain paid, hands-on teaching experience while pursuing their Master's Degree.  As a graduate assistant, you will get the experience and credentials you need to set yourself apart from the competition.  

  • Graduate with a Masters Degree in Special Education: Childhood Education 1-6 in as little as 3 semesters (if course prerequisites are met)
  • Receive a partial tuition scholarship
  • Participate in a paid teaching experience working with students with learning differences in an academic after-school program
  • Use Smartboard technologies and IPADS in all lessons
  • Attend professional development trainings in ELA, Math, Diverse Learners, Technology, Executive Function, and Behavior Management
  • Create an online portfolio
  • Plan and implement Common Core standards-based lesson plans
  • Participate in scholarly research
  • View printable information sheet

Mission Statement

The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs’ mission statement is to effectively prepare teacher candidates to teach research-based learning strategies that assist students with disabilities in mastering academic content within the Common Core standards.

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