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Supporting Graduate Student Success

Connection  •  Support  •  Opportunity

Being a graduate student at UNM's College of Education is about more than just attending classes. We believe that the quality of one's graduate school experience is greatly impacted by the support and opportunities for academic and professional success that lie outside of the classroom. With this in mind, we offer a variety of services, resources, and opportunities to our graduate students.

COE Graduate Student Fall Welcome Event

In late August we host a graduate student social and information event for prospective students, new students, and returning students. This is an opportunity to meet other students as well as COE faculty and administrators. Representatives from numerous services and offices in the College and from across the University are present to help you get oriented.

Graduate Student Associations

The Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) offer students the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their peers through monthly meetings, social events, and opportunities that support graduate student academic and professional growth. The GSAs, which are chartered groups within specific programs and/or departments, receive funding from the UNM's Graduate Student & Professional Association. For more information about the GSA in particular COE departments, visit the COE Student Organizations page on this website.

COE Graduate Student Colloquium

Since 1998 the College of Education has had an annual colloquium at which our graduate students present their research, professional practice, and creative projects-including those at beginning stages-to their peers, faculty, and others in the education community. The Colloquium represents an excellent opportunity for students to share their scholarship in a highly supportive environment. For more information, go to Graduate Student Colloquium page on this website.

Opportunities to Conduct Research with Faculty

Opportunities to conduct research with faculty are available through research assistantships and through independent courses (e.g., research internship, problems courses, etc.) with individual faculty. Generally these become available after a student has been here for more than one semester. More information is available from your academic advisor and faculty whose research is of interest to you.

Support for Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants (TA's) in the College are supported, not only by faculty in their department, but also by an orientation that addresses many teaching topics and issues. Additionally, TA's have access to the COE Instructor's Handbook.  Finally, TA's are supported through TARC (Teaching Assistant Resource Center), a program that offers a variety of resources and training.

Graduate Student Listserv

COE graduate students are kept informed on a number of pertinent topics via our graduate student listserv. Emails are sent out on the listserv to inform students of available funding, conferences, employment opportunities, social events, dissertation hearings, and the like. When you become a student you will receive your UNM net id, which automatically puts your name on the COE listserv.

Technology Education Center (TEC)

The Technology Education Center (TEC) of the College of Education is in a building connected to Travelstead Hall. It was established to facilitate the integration of computer technologies into educators' instructional activities. The TEC provides computer facilities and services to students, faculty, and staff of the College of Education, as well as associated educational communities.

Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)

UNM's Office of Graduate Studies, located in the Humanities Building (Room 106), provides a number of grants, scholarships, and fellowships, as well as a variety of services and information for graduate students.

Office of International Programs & Studies (OIPS)

The Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS) provides services to international students and scholars coming to UNM, coordinates opportunities for UNM students to study overseas and offers intensive English language programs to students interested in studying in the U.S.