Curry Participant Pool (CPP)

Teacher education students are expected to complete a 5-credit research requirement each academic year. Participation in this set of CISE-approved research projects makes each teacher education student a member of the Curry Participant Pool (CPP). Created as a source of data for studies of teacher education and professional development at Curry, the CPP experience also serves as a means for teacher education students to engage as research subjects in educational research. The data collected from Curry teacher education students is used to inform program improvement initiatives and accreditation.

Access to the approved research studies currently available is through the following website:

http://curryuva.sona-systems.com

 

A handbook for use of the site is also available.

Some projects are repeated each year to provide researchers with longitudinal data, e.g. Common Core Survey (CCS) and Video Assessment of Interactions and Learning (VAIL). Some are unique projects with very narrow parameters for participation and are therefore not open to all teacher education students. Because of the nature of the CPP research cycle, most research projects become available each Spring Semester. Teacher education students will be notified as participation opportunities in new projects become available throughout the academic year.

 

Credits are based on the estimated amount of time required of participants on a project. A one-credit project requires approximately one hour of participant time. The charts below illustrate the expected participation schema for B/MT and PG/MT students:

B/MT
Year Expected Research Activities
3rd CCS Part I (1 credit)
CCS Part II (1 credit)
VAIL (1 credit)
2 additional credits
4th CCS Part II (1 credit)
VAIL (1 credit)
3 additional credits
5th CCS Part II (1 credit)
VAIL (1 credit)
3 additional credits*

 

PG/MT
Year Expected Research Activities
1st CCS Part I (1 credit)
CCS Part II (1 credit)
VAIL (1 credit)
2 additional credits
2nd CCS Part II (1 credit)
VAIL (1 credit)
3 additional credits*

 

*3 additional credits are NOT required for teacher education students graduating in December.

 

Students may also track progress in meeting requirements on the CPP website. For more information, including requests to utilize the CPP for research purposes, please contact the CPP Manager, Caner Uguz, at cpp-admin@virginia.edu.

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