The COE Connection

Graduate Edition: September 19, 2016

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UGA Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 12-5pm

300 North Thomas Street

Athens, GA

Meet with recruiters seeking students to fill both internship and full-time opportunities. Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume!

Shuttles will run from campus to the Classic Center between 11:30 am and 5:00 pm. Bus stops include: Memorial Hall, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, across from the Main Library, and the Classic Center.

*Fair is open to both current students and alumni!*

Recommended dress for this event: Business Professional

Click here to view a list of employers attending. Even more info here.

Questions? Contact the UGA Career Center at (706) 542-3375 or visit
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Want to Join the Peace Corps?

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7pm

Miller Learning Center Room 274

Peace Corps UGA is hosting an Application Workshop! The event will cover:

  • the basics of Peace Corps service
  • the application process
  • resume and essay advice for the application.

The application deadline is Oct. 1 for programs that depart April/May/June of 2017, so if you want to serve in Peace Corps after Spring graduation, swing by this event!

For more information, contact Aaron Joslin at

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AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research: Now Accepting Applications!

Deadline: November 1, 2016

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

Direct any questions about the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research, eligibility requirements, or submission process to or 202-238-3200. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Visit the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research for the Call for Proposals and the online application.

Join the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at a Reduced Rate!

2017 AERA Doctoral Student Cohort Program

Membership through December 31, 2017

We are pleased to inform you that we are partnering with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to offer you a reduced dues’ rate for the 2017 membership year along with 2016 membership. The special offer is available to all doctoral students who will be joining AERA for the first time. As the most recognized education research membership organization, AERA’s primary goal is to advance education research and its practical application. Its more than 25,000 members include educators, administrators, counselors, researchers, evaluators and graduate students. AERA’s Annual Meeting engages over 15,000 attendees each year. The upcoming AERA Annual Meeting is being held on April 27-May 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

Join AERA as a 2017 Doctoral Student Cohort Program and receive complimentary membership from now through December 31, 2017.

Go to and create a username and password by scrolling down on the Login page and click on the button “Activate or Create My Account” and on the next page select “Create a New Account.” Provide your email address and you will be directed to an online form to complete. You will be asked to enter the Doctorate Program Code of 2017cohort. Be sure to answer the question “Name of School that you attend:” do a word search for “Georgia” and select University of Georgia.

Please use a credit card to pay your portion of the dues. Your total cost for membership is $25.

The deadline to sign up for first-time AERA member is February 15, 2017. The sooner you join, the more time you will have to access the complimentary member benefits for 2016 along with membership through December 31, 2017.

We know that your engagement with the activities and opportunities associated with membership in AERA will benefit your doctoral and professional work.

Questions? Please contact the AERA Membership Team at 202-238-3215 or

COE Scholarships Available!

The College of Education offers several scholarships to help ease the financial burden for COE students. Last academic year, 45 students were awarded scholarship funds totaling over $147,000. Refer to the Fall 2016 Scholarship Guide before submitting materials. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00pm. Recommendation letters can be submitted here. Application materials can be submitted here. Learn more.

edTPA Tip of the Week

Pearson Customer Support (which provides infrastructure for the edTPA submission process) offers Live Chat, 12 pm – 6 pm EST, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ask questions about supported file types and sizes, score report dates, or anything about the submission process, and you will get instant answers!

Occasionally, there are technical problems during the submission process, so you might want to plan to submit your portfolio during the Live Chat hours.

Contact Anne McDonald, edTPA Coordinator, if you have further questions.

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