University Catalog 2023-2024

Learning & Teaching in STEM (PhD)

Degree Requirements

College Scholar Leader Courses6
Scholar Leader: Diversity and Equity in Schools and Communities
Scholar Leader: Systemic Change in Education
College Research Methods Courses15
Required Introductory Research Methods Courses6
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education I
Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
Advanced Research Methods Courses (select one course from the list below)3
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education II
Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Education
Mixed Methods Research in Education
Advanced Research Methods Electives6
Select two courses from the list above or other advanced research methods courses approved by student advisor.
Dissertation Research9
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total college core hours30
Concentration area courses30
Required Courses
Contemporary Research and Critical Issues in STEM Education
Special Problems in Science Teaching (Foundational Learning Theories in STEM Education)
Select 24 hours of additional coursework based on Concentrations listed below
Total Hours60

Students may also select from a design-based research course or courses in the Department of Statistics or Psychology at the level 500 or above (e.g., ST 505, PSY 880) approved in conjunction with the academic committee.

In addition to the required College core courses above, students must select one of 3 approved concentrations listed below and complete the minimum 30 hours required in the selected concentration (including the 2 required concentration area courses listed above).

1. Engineering and Technology Education

2. Mathematics and Statistics Education

3. Science Education


Full Professors

  • Margaret R. Blanchard
  • Sarah J. Carrier
  • Aaron Catron Clark
  • Jo-Ann D. Cohen
  • Karen Flanagan Hollebrands
  • Carla Johnson
  • Melissa Gail Jones
  • Hollylynne Stohl Lee
  • Soonhye Park
  • Eric N. Wiebe

Associate Professors

  • Cesar Delgado
  • Cameron Denson
  • Jessica Heather Hunt
  • Erin Krupa
  • Temple A. Walkowiak

Assistant Professors

  • Robin Keturah Anderson
  • Kirstin Collette Rogis Busch
  • Sunghwan Byun
  • Ruby Ellis
  • Tamecia Raishaun Jones
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Jonee Wilson

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Cynthia Page Edgington
  • Matt Reynolds
  • Kevin Sutton