East Central University: Research and Professional Development
Advisory and mentoring programsDr. Williams and Rutledge mentor and advise students. We teach in a way that models good modern PER evaluated methods. We have such a small department that is sufficient since we have low teacher candidate to faculty ratio. Students may be involved in teaching in introductory laboratories with faculty.
Involvement of master teachers in preservice education or mentoringStudents may be involved in teaching in introductory laboratories with faculty (not master teachers-none are in this area).
Research opportunities for teachers (RETs) and for undergraduates (REUs)Now we have few opportunities for teachers in research. Dr. Karen Williams has mentored several educational assessment research projects involving undergraduate students. Traditionally they have been assessments of the effectiveness of grant programs on our campus. We encourage our students however to go elsewhere for
REU's. I encourage the use of the website The Nucleus to search nationally for REU's. This site has a few teacher research experiences each year.