Angelo State University has openings for women to work with the athletic department in various sports and administration while earning their Master of Education degree through the Coaching, Sport Recreation and Fitness Administration Graduate Program.
The Coaching, Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Administration (CSRF) Developing Women Coaches (DWC) Program at Angelo State University is a unique opportunity for women interested in coaching to complete a program of study while also engaging in a practicum experience with a collegiate team. Graduate assistants (GA) are available in coaching to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for women to pursue a career in sport leadership.
The DWC graduate assistant requirements include admission to and satisfactory progress in the CSRF Graduate Program selected curriculum, a graduate assistant coach position with an ASU athletic team, and professional development hours focused on women in coaching. Classes will be required for two fall and two spring semesters and both summer I and summer II sessions in between.
Each DWC graduate assistant must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the CSRF M.Ed. Program. When awarded a GA position, she must satisfactorily complete two, one-week summer symposiums on women in sport. The symposiums are not credit bearing and are held each August before the fall semester begins. Attendance is required. In addition, 300 hours of supervised coaching (includes 50 hours in athletics administration) is required each long semester and includes the completion of reports and a final portfolio.
Upon completion of all CSRF coursework and the 1200 hours of supervised coaching, the student will present their experiences and explain final portfolio at the CSRF Graduate Seminar before graduation.
Approval for the GA position requires a 2.75 undergraduate GPA and Regular Admission into the CSRF graduate program. All graduate students who are awarded assistantships must be enrolled in graduate coursework during the terms of their appointments. A committee of three faculty members and one athletic coach will review the applications and an athletic administrator will be invited to give input. An interview will be conducted with final candidates.
Application for DWC Graduate Assistant Positions
Minimum Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- 1 year of coaching experience, 2 years of playing at the college level, or demonstration of knowledge of the sport.
The applicant should:
- Complete the online application to the Angelo State CSRF Graduate Program.
- Send ALL college and university transcripts to Angelo State University College of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Pay $40 application fee.
Send to DWC Program Coordinator the following:
(Dr. Veronica Snow: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Graduate Assistant Application
- Cover Letter
- Three letters of recommendation
- Person attesting to your sport background relevant to the application
- Person attesting to your academic readiness
- Person attesting to your character, work ethic, and pre-professional competencies
- A writing sample that should include 4 paragraphs answering each of the 4 questions listed.
- What are your qualifications in the sport you are applying to work as a GA coach?
- Why do you want to be accepted into the DWC program?
- What will you bring to the DWC program?
- How will the DWC program help you achieve your career goals?
Hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic concentration with a GPA of 2.75 or better.
Sports Stil available for the Fall include: Volleyball, Tennis, Strength and Conditioning, Track and Field, and Soccer.
DWC Financial Aid Opportunities
- Graduate Assistant
- One GA position for 9 women’s sports program positions at ASU will include:
- Fall I and Spring I: Tuition and fee waiver for 6 hours and $2,200 stipend each semester
- Fall II and Spring II: Tuition and fee waiver for 6 hours and $2,200 stipend each semester
- Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships
- Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on an undergraduate GPA of a minimum of 3.4. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.
- Summer housing has historically been free for summer students who take 6 graduate hours each summer term.