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Call for Entries: 2023 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award

Have you or do you know someone who recently completed a doctoral dissertation related to educator preparation? Now is the time to submit entries for the AACTE 2023 James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award. The deadline for submission is August 26.

This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.

Overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Research and Dissemination, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize as well as special recognition at AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, February 24 – 26, 2023.

The AACTE Awards Program recognizes excellence in both member institutions and individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of educator preparation. In identifying notable programs, practices, activities, writing, and research, these awards encourage all member institutions to strengthen the profession of teacher preparation through innovation, high standards, and leadership.

Who can submit?

Individuals receiving a doctorate since January 1, 2021 may apply for this award. The primary selection criterion is quality of scholarship. In addition, the following criteria apply:

  • Authors must have successfully defended their dissertation by the award submission date, and
  • Authors need not be from AACTE member institutions.

Which publications are eligible?

  • The dissertation must make a significant original contribution to the knowledge about or practice of educator preparation and must address educator preparation issues, practices, or policies.

  • The dissertation must be effectively organized, present a logically developed position, and provide evidence to support the conclusions drawn. An individual may submit only one entry each year.

Are you ready to submit?

Learn more here and submit your entry by August 26.

For more information about this award, contact Weade James at 202/478-4591 or wjames@aacte.org.