Students in the Research Methods in Education (RMinE) program who are K-12 educators will undertake several research projects to develop methods for engaging in authentic research in their schools. The coursework in the program provides K-12 educators an intentional and systematic version of what good teachers already do.
Students will work on developing research and evaluation questions based on the challenges teachers face, which will equip them to be engaged in generating knowledge about the issues of the classroom.
- Teacher as Researcher Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (TAR SIG, AERA) – This group consists of AERA members who are teacher educators and pre-K–12th grade educators, and aims to present teacher research work and projects at the AERA conference and elsewhere nationally. Early childhood teacher research is an important part of the group.
- The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) – Nonprofit national alliance of education programs, which is dedicated to professional development of Pre-K-12 teachers and school leaders.