Are you planning for your candidacy exams? Do you know what it means to be a doctoral candidate? Are you a graduate student preparing for your final semester? All of these processes can be confusing for both students and faculty advisors. Join us for events designed to answer common questions, clarify important dates and deadlines, and outline policies and procedures to make processes more simple and easy to understand.
Preparing for Comps and Candidacy
For all doctoral students planning to complete their candidacy exams soon All events on Zoom Click the link below to register
Email confirmations can be used in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan and annual reviews. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
Submit one of the following via email at Edstudies@osu.edu. A) Program plan or B) PDF version of Degree Audit. Students only need to submit one or the other. Learn how to run your degree here.
Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
Degree Audit Only-Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan/degree audit. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
May 26, 2023 >> ONLINE Applications to Graduate. Final date set by Graduate School.
July 14, 2023 >> Master Examination Report Forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisors. Doctoral Examinations Report Forms must be completed and submitted electronically on or before the given date.
July 21, 2023 >> Approved thesis and dissertation documents (for PhD and Master’s with thesis option students) must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience challenges with submissions.
On April 10, 2023, we hosted the Educational Studies Student Recognition Awards. During the event, we recognized many of our outstanding students for their many achievements throughout the year and their entire time in our department. The awards were hosted by department chair Dr. Lori Patton Davis and associate chair Dr. Marc Guerrero. Thank you to all of the faculty who nominated students to be recognized and congratulations to all of our award recipients! See the full list of awards recipients below as well as pictures from the event. See all of our pictures from the event here.
Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award
This award honors one graduate student in Educational Studies in recognition of their outstanding service-based leadership to the college, university, and/or greater community. Recipient must have a demonstrated record of leadership that has been an impetus for positive change and/or have a significant impact on the college, university, or community.
Recipient: Danya Contractor (Counselor Education)
Graduate Teaching Award
This award recognizes the valuable contributions of a graduate student to teaching and pedagogy. Recipients must have a demonstrated record of excellence in course development and instruction.
Recipient: Rebecca Cepeda (Higher Education and Student Affairs)
Chair’s Award for Outstanding First Year Master’s/Specialist Student
This award recognizes a Master’s/Specialist student in their first year of study who exemplifies our department mission, vision, and values through their work in and out of the classroom.
Recipient: Gabriel Schepergerdes (Educational Administration)
Chair’s Award for Outstanding First Year Doctoral Student
This award recognizes a Doctoral student in their first year of study who exemplifies our department mission, vision, and values through their work in and out of the classroom.
In lieu of a video, Dr. Ana-Paula Correia submitted comments to recognize Mimi:
“It’s my pleasure to present Mimi Adjei the Chair’s Award for Outstanding First-Year Student. Mimi is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Learning Technologies program. During her first year in the program, she has accomplished much, as reported here. As a former Math teacher, Mimi volunteers to tutor Math for students from underrepresented groups. She is also engaged in advocacy work with the Diverse Design Collective; a group focused on participatory educational initiatives for underrepresented communities.
Mimi presented at the EHE Research Forum in February 2023 on the topic of Learning Analytics. She serves as a co-investigator on a research project that looks at teacher presence in online education. She is about to complete the data collection for this project and will spend part of her summer writing an article with her team. Mimi wants to conduct research that crosses the traditional boundaries of Learning Technologies. As a result, she has been recently admitted to the Usability and User Experience in Health Care certificate program that she will be working on in parallel with her Ph.D.
We, as the Educational Studies department, are extremely happy to have Mimi with us, and we wish her the best as she continues her studies. Congratulations, Mimi Adjei!”
Recipient: Mimi Adjei (Learning Technologies)
Chair’s Award for Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
This award recognizes a student who exemplifies the department’s commitment to promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice through their research, teaching, and service. Nominated students should embody the department’s values of collaboration and respectful dialogue about social equity issues and practicing leadership to address systemic issues of educational equity.
Recipient: Debbie Jones (Educational Policy)
Student Service Awards
These awards recognize students who exemplify a spirit of service to the department through their contributions outside the classroom. These students demonstrated their care for supporting all students in the department through their efforts.
Creating Connections Student Service Award: DeQuindre Hughes
Creating Connections Student Service Award: Debbie Jones
Creating Connections Student Service Award: Sangeun Lee
Creating Connections Student Service Award: Alan Sells
Graduate Studies Committee Student Service Award: Huy Nguyen
These awards recognize students in each of our academic programs for their tremendous academic accomplishments. Through their academics, scholarship, research, and other accomplishments, these students exemplify the mission, vision, and values of our department.
Program Awards for Counselor Education
Outstanding Doctoral Student: Sarah Henry
Outstanding Master’s/Specialist Student: Julia Hargrove
Preparing Future Faculty Job Search Strategies for the Professoriate
If you are pursuing a doctorate and are close to graduation and want a career in higher education in the professoriate, join us this summer for a remote workshop series that will walk you through the process, from where to search for a faculty position to how to apply, interview, and negotiate your job offer. If you are interested, complete an application form. We have limited spots available.
June 20 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Faculty Job Search
June 22 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Cover Letter and Vita
July 11 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
July 13 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
July 18 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
July 20 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
July 25 2023
2:30 – 4 p.m.
July 27 2023
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apply to Participate!
To participate in this workshop series an application is required as there are limited spaces seats available. Students accepted into the program may only miss one meeting.
To apply, please send the information to Assistant Dean of Graduate Development and Engagement, Dr. Karin Jordan email@example.com.
Expected Graduation Date
Ability to make a 90% commitment to attend the workshops – Yes or No
Examinations and reports on examinations and documents must be completed by next Friday, April 14. This includes approval from all committee members, so please ensure they are aware and provide their responses promptly.
PhD students and Masters students pursuing a thesis option must have their final document submitted and accepted by Friday, April 21. The documents must be submitted via OhioLink.
If you miss these deadlines, you have until Monday, May 8 to have everything submitted and approved in time for the End-of-Semester deadline. By doing this, your official graduation will move to Summer, but you will not be required to apply for graduation again or register for any courses during the Summer term. End-of-Semester students who complete all requirements for graduation before Wednesday, May 3 are invited to participate the Education and Human Ecology Commencement Ceremony on May 3, but will not be able to receive their diploma or officially graduate until summer term.
The EHE Graduate Student Advisory Council as well as all three EHE departments are sponsoring events for Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7! Help us show appreciation to our graduate students throughout the week by taking a few minutes to send a message of gratitude here: go.osu.edu/ehegradstudentappreciation.
Additionally, EHE graduate students can participate in the following opportunities:
(April 5, 4-5 p.m., PAES 109)
Graduate students can meet members of the EHE Graduate Student Advisory Council and enjoy an art therapy workshop, including a guided meditation and opportunity to be creative through different art mediums, such as paints for rocks, canvas, clay posts, and magnets, loom, coloring, paracord braiding, yarn crafts, bracelet braiding, and Legos. Registration is limited to the first 30 students who register.
Registration Link: https://go.osu.edu/ehearttherapy.
(April 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and April 5, 2-4 p.m., Ramseyer 016)
Graduate students enrolled in EHE are welcome to stop by the studio in Ramseyer 016 for a free headshot. Headshots are on a first come, first serve basis within the time frame, so please plan accordingly. For more information on how to prepare for a professional headshot, please visit u.osu.edu/ehegsac/prepare-for-a-professional-headshot/.
(April 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ramseyer 122 or PAES A342)
Graduate students can stop by our SSGS offices during the times listed to pick up an appreciation gift. Gifts are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Students cannot email or call our office to reserve their gift.
As many of you know, the Learning Technologies program is affiliated with the new Center for Technology and Innovation (go.osu.edu/esinnovate) of which the EHE–Apple Creative Educator Academy is a signature program (go.osu.edu/creativeeducator) and scroll down for a brief program description.
If you are in need of a 3-hour class (i.e., an Independent Study with Dr. Tray) for the summer 2023, fall 2023 or, spring 2024 and have interest in getting real-world experience, this may be the opportunity for you! Students who enroll would be part of a team that designs and delivers professional learning and technology integration coaching to groups of practicing educators who are exploring creative, innovative, and technology-engaged solutions in their settings. There are opportunities for students to participate fully remotely or do some combination of remote and in-person work.
We’re hoping to recruit students with an interest/background in STEM education, Career Technical Education, technology integration, K12 online/hybrid learning, creativity/innovation/change in schools/education, and teacher professional learning/coaching. To let me know of your interest, please complete this form: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iD48pk8zNJN6ho
I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Tray Stuckey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clinical Associate Professor, Learning Technologies
Co-Director, Center for Technology & Innovation
Director, EHE-Apple Creative Educator Academy
Below is a brief description of the CEA program:
The Creative Educator Academy (CEA) is a year-long professional learning (PL) experience designed to expose educators to innovative thinking and creativity in educational problem-solving with an emphasis on STEAM (Code + Create) and hybrid learning. Ohio State is providing hardware, scholarships and professional learning and support in collaboration with Apple as part of its Community Education Initiative.
The program is open to ALL educators–classroom teachers, educational support professionals, and educational administrators. Using design thinking (Stanford’s d.school model) as a guiding framework, we aim to train educators in the following foundational areas:
Learning design & technology integration to transform instruction and student support initiatives
Data-driven educational planning
Educational risk-taking and creativity
Evaluating instructional, learning, and school culture outcomes
Use of Mac OS and iOS tools and apps to support educational improvement
Additional topics include, but are not limited to: Coding, visual design, media design, and use of Apple apps for assessment, student support, teaching for inclusion, family/community outreach, and school culture initiatives.
ESEPOL 8895 is a graduate seminar course exploring the intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Educational Policy. The course will investigate how teacher educators, especially Black queer educators and other marginalized groups manage a commitment to educational equity and social justice in their research, teaching, advocacy, and mere existence. We will discuss the attacks against Critical Race Theory and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work and how educational policies shape what can and cannot be taught.
Course Number: 8895
Credits: 3 credits
Second Term, Spring Semester (March 1 – April 24)
Instruction Mode: Asynchronous
For more information, please contact—Dr. Leslie K. Morrow at email@example.com
Kirwan Forum: The Impact of Racial Battle Fatigue Among Advocates and Policy Makers
February 23, 2023
The Kirwan Institute, room 101 or Zoom Register
Racial Battle Fatigue: A Conversation on Allyship
February 23, 2023
Stillman Hall 115 or Zoom Register
Racial equity is everyone’s work! This community conversation offers a critical examination of supportive allyship and identifies strategies to mitigate interpersonal and systemic racial stressors.
Navigating the Impact of Racial Battle Fatigue: Empowering Faculty as Allies and Mentors for Students
February 24, 2023
10-11:15 a.m. (meet and greet 11:15-12:15 p.m.)
RPAC meeting room 3 or Zoom Register
Racial Battle Fatigue is a concept that describes the negative psychological and emotional impact of racial microaggressions and discrimination on racially minoritized people. This presentation delves into the historical foundations of the concept and offers strategies for addressing it. Faculty will learn how to empower students as allies and mentors and discover ways to support students and improve their academic experience. EHE will also be hosting a meet and greet (11:15-12:15).
Dr. William A. Smith is is the Chief Executive Administrator at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) in the School of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. He is also a full professor and former department chair of Education, Culture & Society at the University of Utah. He coined the term Racial Battle Fatigue: the cumulative emotional, psychological, physiological, and behavioral effects of racial micro-level and macro-level aggressions (microaggressions and macroaggressions) on racialized Targets of White Supremacy. He summarizes this definition by saying it is a systemic race-related repetitive stress injury.