Teaching & Teacher Education (K)

AERA Graduate Student Pre-Conference


Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar  

Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Final dates will be confirmed in late February 2023.   

The deadline for all applications is February 7, 2022, 11:59 PM PST.  Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar 

This seminar focuses on developing graduate students’ understandings of their emerging roles as teacher educators who engage in educational research leading to changes in teaching and teacher education theory and practice. It also allows opportunities for participants to meet and talk with other emerging and established scholars in the field of teacher education research about key aspects of transitioning to the academy, including publishing, navigating the job market, and different career trajectories.   To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a paid member of Division K AND at least in their 3rd year of their Ed.D. or Ph.D. program. Applicants who have taken their qualifying exam or are working towards the dissertation (e.g., working on or defending a proposal, collecting dissertation data, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit to the chair a letter of application (no more than two single-spaced pages) that includes a description of: (a) a summary of the applicant’s research interests or dissertation research, including the problems/questions the applicant is interested in studying; (b) why the applicant’s  research interests are important to teaching and teacher education, (c) how does the applicant’s interests connect to existing theory and other research; (d) what stage in the dissertation process will the applicant be by the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting in April (e.g., qualifying exams, preparing dissertation proposal,  data collection, data analysis, or writing) and the name/email address of your advisor or dissertation chair; and (e) how the pre-conference seminar can support your work/what you hope the seminar can provide specific to your doctoral research project(s). 

Email application materials to the Chair: Nicol R. Howard, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Redlands (nicol_howard@redlands.edu) with the following subject line: Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar: Last Name First Name.