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Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics and Science Education. Orientation September 2013. Story Time. March 2000. Knowledge Base. Research. Mentoring. Preparing Faculty in Mathematics and Science Education. Teaching. Opportunities. Service. Supports. The Big Picture. Knowledge Base.

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story time
Story Time

March 2000

the big picture

Knowledge

Base

Research

Mentoring

Preparing Faculty in Mathematics and Science Education

Teaching

Opportunities

Service

Supports

The Big Picture
the big picture1

Knowledge

Base

Research

Mentoring

Preparing Faculty in Mathematics and Science Education

Teaching

Opportunities

Service

Supports

The Big Picture
the mse research myth
The MSE Research Myth
  • MSE students are not allowed to engage in research until after they have completed their coursework.
the mse research myth truth
The MSE Research Myth Truth
  • MSE students are not allowed to engage in their dissertation research until after they have completed their coursework.
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Why??
  • MSE students are not allowed to engage in their dissertation research until after they have completed their coursework.
misinterpreting the truth
Misinterpreting the Truth

I’m just going to take my classes and I’ll worry about research after that!

MSE Student

why this won t work
Why this “won’t” work . . .

Job Applications

Is this feasible?

Dissertation Ideas??

Presentation Proposals Due

ed. vs. non-ed

the mse research myth truth1
The MSE Research Myth Truth
  • MSE students are not allowed to engage in their dissertation research until after they have completed their coursework.

Research

a better plan
A better plan . . .

Job Applications

how do i get started
How do I get started??
  • Talk to faculty
  • Take advantage of opportunities
  • Talk to the director 
but don t get me wrong
But don’t get me wrong . . .
  • MSE Students rock!!!
  • A Prize for one lucky individual 
  • MSE Student
  • First Year Student
  • Collaboration with faculty member(s) on a research project
  • Manuscript submission
  • Manuscript acceptance
  • Manuscript revise and resubmit
  • Manuscript appeared in print
  • Presentation
  • Award
  • And the lucky winner is . . .
general course requirements
General Course Requirements
  • Let’s take a look at the degree plan . . .
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General Course Requirements

Teaching Internship (pg. 2)

  • EVERYONE must complete the teaching internship.
  • Work experience may NOT be substituted for the teaching internship.
  • A student may NOT conduct internship experiences within the student’s current work environment.
  • The internship experience must occur in the K-12 classroom if the student has no K-12 teaching experience.
additional minimal program requirements
AdditionalMINIMAL Program Requirements
  • Two research presentations (p. 4)
  • Two manuscript submissions (p. 4)
  • Grant proposal (p. 5)
  • Residency requirement (p. 5)
preliminary examination
Preliminary Examination
  • Lots of info in handbook (pg. 5 – 9)
  • Taken during last semester of coursework
  • Consists of three parts
    • MSE Core
    • Concentration Core: Content
    • Concentration Core: Discipline-based Education
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Preliminary Examination

“A question”

  • Write an essay . . .
  • Answer 4 out of the following 5 . . .
  • One question with multiple parts . . .
preliminary examination2
Preliminary Examination

Part 1: MSE Core (p. 8)

  • Pool of questions
  • 2 randomly selected questions
  • Question 1: Educational Research Methodology
    • PSY 7280, PSY 7290, SPSE 7010, SPSE 7180
  • Question 2: Psychology, Learning Theories, & Technology
    • PSY 7190, SPSE 7170, SPSE 7220
  • Study Guide
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Preliminary Examination

Part 2: Concentration Core: Content (p. 9)

  • Two questions
  • Each question from a course in the concentration core
  • Student selects the course/faculty member
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Preliminary Examination

Part 3: Concentration Core: Discipline-based Education (p. 9)

  • Two questions
  • Based on reading list
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Preliminary Examination

Pass/Fail

  • must receive a Pass score on all three components of the exam.
  • a second opportunity to complete unsatisfactory component(s) during the next semester
  • If after the second attempt on the unsatisfactory components the student has not received a Pass score on all three components of the preliminary examination, he/she will be released from the program.
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Preliminary Examination

TIPS:

  • Six weeks is not enough.
  • Six months is not enough.
  • Start preparing now.
  • Talk to those who came before you.
  • As you prepare, write.
dissertation procedures
Dissertation Procedures

Major Professor

Lit Review

Prior to passing the preliminary exam:

Research Question(s)

Committee Members

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Dissertation Procedures

Dissertation Committee

  • Officially formed after passing prelims
  • Major Professor (p. 9)
    • Chair of your dissertation committee
    • Your course advisor does not automatically become your major professor.
    • Must be a doctoral member of the graduate faculty http://www.mtsu.edu/graduate/faculty/gradfaculty.shtml
  • Five faculty members (p.10)
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Dissertation Procedures

After passing preliminary exams . . .

dissertation procedures3
Dissertation Procedures
  • Prospectus vs. Proposal (p. 11)
  • Traditional Format vs. Alternative Format (p. 12 – 13)
  • TIP: Read a dissertation.
  • TIP: Get a book like Writing the Winning Dissertation: A Step-by-step Guide.
  • TIP: Attend a dissertation defense.
forms
Forms
  • Where are the forms?

www.mtsu.edu/msephd/MSE_forms2.php

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Q & A

You get out of it

what you put into it!