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Title: The New York University (NYU) Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences
Center: NCER Year: 2008
Principal Investigator: Morris, Pamela Awardee: New York University
Program: Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 5 years Award Amount: $4,221,025
Type: Training Award Number: R305B080019

The NYU Predoctoral Training Program in Education Sciences focuses on preparing researchers with strengths in understanding learning in context, using rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to causal inference, and being conversant in interdisciplinary perspectives on education and learning. A quantitative "core curriculum" ensures that students are well-trained in sophisticated statistical methods. Additional course options and research apprenticeships ensure that students develop content expertise in academic achievement, especially in reading and mathematics, the social and behavioral contexts of learning, and/or education policy. Participating New York University faculty and two strategically selected external research partners—MDRC and the Research Partnership for New York City Schools—offer a rich set of research apprenticeships and dissertation project options to the predoctoral fellows.