Deadline Extended: Apply for AACTE Dissertation Award
Have you or do you know someone who recently completed a prize-worthy doctoral dissertation related to educator preparation? Help spread the word that AACTE has extended the deadline to Wednesday, September 15 to offer more time to submit an application for the AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award.
This award recognizes excellence in research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. The Outstanding Dissertation Award includes a $1,000 cash prize, as well as special recognition at AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, March 4-6, 2022.
For inspiration, read about some of the most recent winners in Ed Prep Matters articles:
- 2021: Sarah “Mia” Obiwo for Bringing Clarity to the Construct: A Content Analysis of Disposition for Urban Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University
- 2020: Christina Restrepo Nazar for Youth as Teacher Educators: Supporting Preservice Teachers in the Developing Youth Centered, Equity-Oriented Science Teaching Practices, California State University Los Angeles
- 2019: Emily Evans Fanaeian for Preparing Pre-service Teaches for Working with Linguistically Diverse Students: Examining University Teacher Preparation Programs Across the United States, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2018: Molly Baustien Siuty for (Re)constituting Teacher Identity for Inclusion in Urban Schools: A Process of Reification and Resistance, University of Kansas
- 2017: Sarah A. Nagro for The Effects of Guided Video Analysis on Teacher Candidates’ Reflective Ability and Instructional Skills, Johns Hopkins University
Entries will be reviewed by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination. The primary selection criterion is quality of scholarship. Reviewers do not want to receive full dissertations. Instead, AACTE requests a 10-page narrative answering a series of questions about the study, along with a letter of support from the dissertation adviser/chair. Submissions also include a blinded copy of the original abstract, table of contents, and references. See the call for entries (PDF) for more specific submission requirements.
For more information, read the full criteria for the Outstanding Dissertation Award.