Doctor of Philosophy


The Science Education Doctoral (PhD) Program in the College of Education is committed to providing students with opportunities to examine and expand their educational content knowledge while immersing them in the research process. In doing so, the program is able to graduate exceptional leaders in the field. The collective philosophy of the Science Education Program is to foster a vision of scientific literacy that encourages:

The exploration of past, present, and future practices, and understanding how current decisions affect future trends is accomplished through a close professional and personal relationship between faculty and graduate students. This relationship includes advising and working together in directed studies and seminars, professional associations and informal gatherings. The fact that graduate students are regarded as professional colleagues with unique areas of expertise from the beginning of their association with the department contributes considerably to their development as science educators.

To learn more about our program, download our Brief History PDF.