Submission of Modules

Submission of Modules

MatEdU solicits modules for posting on its website in the areas of materials technology, engineering and science. Appropriate modules include labs, demonstration, in-class discussions or activities and related exercises.

Submission Guidelines

If the module is intended for classroom use, authors are requested to include the following sections in their submission:

  • Module title and author(s) with full contact information
  • Abstract of module
  • Curriculum overview and notes for the instructor
  • Module procedure for the students
  • List of equipment and supplies needed
  • Supporting materials, handouts, website and other resources
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Optional: Author Bio (Maximum 100 words)

All submissions are peer reviewed. Once reviewed and approved, full instructions will be provided for final submission. To allow for publication credit to the author, all modules will be posted on the website indicating that the material has undergone a full peer review.

Submissions should be sent by email to MatEdU@edcc.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged and the results of peer review will be shared directly with the author. Further information and answers to questions may be addressed to the editor at the email address above.

Submission Steps

Once the complete module is submitted, it will be distributed for review. In parallel the editor will:


A. Request the following information from the author
  • Module objective
  • Student learning objectives
  • Key words (up to 5)
  • Time required
  • Pre-requisite knowledge (if any)
  • Intended grade level(s)

B. Provide the author with the MatEdU copyright policy form for signature and return to MatEdU

C. Once the module is reviewed, the editor will integrate the above information into the module and also provide
  • Correlation with MatEdU core competencies for the module
  • Type of module/mode of presentation
  • Table of contents
  • Suggested module evaluation tools

Frequently Asked Questions About the Editorial and Submission Process

  1. How can I contribute to the MatEdU curriculum collection?
    A. Contributions of curriculum modules are welcome in any area of materials science and technology. Contributions should be submitted to MatEdU@edcc.edu
  2. What subjects are most desired for the MatEdU curriculum module collection?
    A. One goal of MatEdU is to develop modules that directly address the core competencies that have been developed for technicians working with materials. The listing of these core competencies is available on the MatEdU web site, http://materialseducation.org/educators/core-competencies
  3. What type of curriculum module is desired?
  4. What are the requirements for submission?
    A. Submissions should utilize the MatEdU curriculum format, which may be found here
  5. Will the editors provide input on specific areas of the format, such as the associated MatEdU core competencies, or the Evaluation packet?
    A. The editors would be pleased to provide specific answers to questions that might arise regarding the various categories noted. Please contact the editors at MatEdU@edcc.edu.
  6. What happens after my module is submitted?
    A. The module will be peer reviewed to ensure quality. Experiments or demonstrations will also be reviewed for classroom readiness. Any suggested additions or changes will be submitted to the author prior to publication.
  7. Will my module be copyrighted?
    A. It is advisable that each module be copyrighted either by the author or MatEdU.
  8. How is the module published?
    A. Our modules are published on the MatEdU web site and will be found under the 'curriculum resources' tab. Selected modules may also be published in an on-line journal at a later date. http://materialseducation.org/educators/matedu-modules/
  9. How will my module be differentiated from those on the site that are not peer reviewed and classroom tested?
    A. Our collection of core competency-related, peer reviewed and classroom tested modules will be clearly distinguished from other resources on the web site.
  10. May I cite the module as a publication for my CV?
    A. It is intended that, since each module is peer reviewed, each module should be considered as a publication by the author.
  11. This sounds like a very worthwhile project. How can I become an editor or reviewer?
    A. We welcome new editorial board members and reviewers. Editorial and reviewer information is available here Call for Curriculum Editors and Reviewers (PDF). You may also send an email to the editors at MatEdU@edcc.edu.
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