AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program
AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program
 
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AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program

Doctoral students are a vital part of AERA, representing 30% of AERA membership. Institutions that participate in the AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program collaborate with AERA to allow full time and part time doctoral students to join AERA at reduced dues.  This is a one-year introductory program to AERA membership.

  1. Full time doctoral students, who are not employed full time, pay dues of $29 down from $65 for graduate students.  
  2. Full time doctoral students, who are employed full time, and all part time doctoral students pay the Regular Member dues of $215 but pay $115 if participating in this program. 


    Benefits for AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program members:
  • Select free membership in an AERA Division and additional Division memberships for just $5 each.
  • Join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by paying their annual dues; the $7 SIG administrative fee for joining one or more SIGs is waived.
  • Starting January 1, 2022, students receive complimentary digital access to all six  AERA journals, in addition to the publicly available, AERA Open.
  • Purchase mailed AERA journals at the Graduate Student member rate of $10 per journal.
  • Attend the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego on April 22-25 at the discounted student member registration fee.  The Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. 
  • Receive timely notice of announcements of AERA’s numerous calls for fellowships, awards, abstracts, grants, nominations, and much more.
  • Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities through Divisions, SIGs, and the AERA Graduate Student Council (GSC).
  • Receive the AERA GSC’s newsletter, Connections, published three times a year and be a member of the GSC's listserv.

What students qualify for this program?
This is an institutional program.  We find that the most common participant is a university or college with a school of education but other schools and departments do participate. Once an institution signs up, it offers this program to doctoral students, who have not been prior AERA members.

In order to ensure a vibrant doctoral student program, AERA asks that the school/department actively promote the program and recruit the entire first year doctoral student cohort to join, thus the name “cohort.”  The program has been expanded to allow full time students working full time and all part time students.  All students must be new AERA members and have not been in the doctoral program beyond 8 years to participate. 

How does the AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program work?
The program is a partnership between AERA and graduate schools of education or other university schools/departments with an interest in providing their doctoral students an introductory discounted year of AERA membership.  Once the school/department fills out a short online form indicating its interest in the AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program, the university/college/department designated Program Coordinator receives an announcement to distribute to qualified students providing directions on how to sign up.  

Schools/departments are given notice to join in September.  Once the school/department completes the short survey form, an announcement is sent to the designated Program Coordinator to distribute to students.  The deadline for signing up is March 2022. 

Membership is for 2022 but the sooner a student signs up in 2021, the sooner the student can receive announcements from AERA, Divisions, and any SIGs that they join.

Cost for Students
Full time doctoral students, who are not employed full time, pay $29 down from Graduate Student dues of $65. Full time doctoral students who are employed full time and all part time students pay $115 down from Regular Member dues of $215. 

Cost for Institutions
The schools/departments are billed $18 per participating student in May 2022.

What is required of the institution?
AERA asks that a program coordinator be appointed who will be responsible for notifying students repeatedly of the program and encourage faculty to explain to students how AERA membership can enhance their scholarship, help them build a network, and hear of more opportunities.

To make this as easy as possible for the school/department, AERA provides an announcement that the program coordinator sends out throughout the year ending March 2022 and post the announcement in the department. The announcement will provide the website and passcode for students to join and pay their portion of the dues with a credit card. Program coordinators or a designated billing contact will receive an invoice for the participating students in May 2022. 

What is the first step?
If a School/Department is interested in the AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program, please contact members@aera.net or call 202-238-3200. 

2021 AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program Participating Programs

Arizona State University – Tempe School of Education

Baylor University School of Education

Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development

California State University – Los Angeles Charter College of Education Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services

Florida International University Department of Teaching and Learning

Florida State University – Tallahassee College of Education

Fordham University Graduate School of Education

George Mason University College of Education & Human Development

The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Illinois State University College of Education Department of Educational Administration and Foundations

Indiana University – Bloomington School of Education

Indiana University - IUPUI School of Education

Iowa State University School of Education

Fordham University Graduate School of Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Education Department of Advanced Academic Programs

Kent State University – Kent College of Education, Health and Human Services

Loyola Marymount University School of Education

Michigan State University College of Education

Montclair State University College of Education & Human Services

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy

The Pennsylvania State University – University Park College of Education

Purdue University College of Education

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Graduate School of Education

Salisbury University Seidel School of Education Department of Literacy Studies

Samford University Orlean Beeson School of Education Department of Educational Leadership

San Diego State University Department of Education

San Francisco State University Graduate School of Education EdD in Educational Leadership

Southern Methodist University Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Stanford University Graduate School of Education

Syracuse University School of Education

Texas A&M University - College Station College of Education and Human Development

Texas State University College of Education

University of Arizona – Tucson College of Education

University at Buffalo, State University of New York Graduate School of Education

University of California – Berkeley Graduate School of Education 

University of California – Davis School of Education

University of California –Irvine School of Education

University of California – Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Department of Education

University of California - Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

University of California - Santa Cruz Department of Education 

University of Cincinnati School of Education

University of Colorado – Denver School of Education & Human Development

University of Colorado -  Boulder School of Education

University of Illinois at  Chicago Learning Sciences Research Institute

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign College of Education Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

The University of Iowa College of Education

The University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences

University of Maryland - College Park College of Education

University of Massachusetts – Amherst College of Education

University of Miami School of Education and Human Development

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor School of Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Education & Human Development

University of Missouri – Columbia College of Education

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Education

University of Oregon College of Education

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

University of Portland School of Education 

University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences Department of Learning and Teaching

University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

The University of Texas - El Paso School of Education

The University of Texas - San Antonio College of Education and Human Development

University of Utah College of Education

University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development

University of Washington – Seattle College of Education 

University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Education

Vanderbilt University Peabody College

Washington State University – Pullman College of Education

 

 
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