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Science Education

The science education graduate program area offers K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, scientists and other educational professionals opportunities to investigate contemporary issues related to science learning, teaching, assessing and curriculum. The faculty are internationally known and are engaged in 21st century fundamental and applied research. The faculty also hold joint and courtesy appointments in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth, Atmospheric and Space Science, and the School of Engineering Education.

Master’s-level graduates often serve as lead science teachers, science department heads, science curriculum coordinators, or science specialists for museums or nature centers.

The doctoral program is research-oriented and includes completion of a dissertation. Graduates provide leadership in science education through positions at colleges and universities in both education and science departments, school districts, informal education settings, or governmental agencies.

Degree Information

Graduate students may specialize in the following areas within the science education program:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • earth/space
  • elementary science education
  • geoenvironmental
  • physics

Our Faculty

Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research activities and projects related to the field of Science Education. See our list of faculty and see an overview of their research projects at the following links:

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