March 27, 2020
Good morning colleagues,
We have opportunities at Purdue University for supporting graduate students as they pursue a Masters or Ph.D. We can include a Transition to Teaching option for students with a related, but, non-education, undergraduate degree so our graduate students can become certified teachers as part of their advanced degree. As a university faculty, please share this with your students. As a teacher, please share this with your peers.
Programming: We offer Masters and Ph.D. programs in STEM education with a focus in technology and engineering. A few highlights:
Funding: We can pay your tuition and provide a stipend if you work with us. We have a variety of positions that open based on grant funding and also stable recurring positions teaching that we expect to continue into the foreseeable future. One opportunity is teaching our college freshman level design course. We employ a team of 10-14 graduate students to teach, evaluate and research freshman level design (see publications list by Nathan Mentzer for more information). Technology and Engineering undergraduate programs prepare future graduate students for teaching our college introductory design course very well! Yes - you can practice teaching in a structured college environment, get paid and receive a tuition waiver to continue your education! Typically stipends are around $1,800 monthly. West Lafayette Indiana is located near Chicago and Indianapolis, in a state with an aggressive advanced manufacturing presence and has a small town feel and small town cost of living.
Application timing: We have unfilled positions for the fall right now – let us know you are interested to reserve a spot while you finish the application process. You can apply anytime, but, funding is limited and first come first served after March/April for the coming fall. Want to start in the summer or spring - that works too.
Next steps: Let’s talk! Nathan Mentzer is the chair of our departmental Masters degree and active in administering the college level PhD. His contact information is below.
Nathan Mentzer, PhD
Engineering/Technology Teacher Education
Dept of Technology Leadership & Innovation
Dept of Curriculum and Instruction
155 S. Grant Street, Young Hall 347
West Lafayette, IN 47907
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