University Catalog 2023-2024

Learning and Teaching in STEM (PhD): Science Education

Science Education

College Scholar Leader Core 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 (or equivalent)
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 the student advisor. 6
Dissertation Research9
Doctoral Dissertation Research

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.

Science Education

Required Learning and Teaching in STEM Education Core Courses6
Contemporary Research and Critical Issues in STEM Education
Special Problems in Science Teaching
Science Education Specific Courses12
Theoretical and Critical Perspectives of Science Education
Foundations Of Science Education
Research Applications in Science Education
Internship In Mathematics and Science Education
Specialty Courses12
Specialty Courses are determined in conjunction with the academic committee 2
Total Hours60

Science Education PhD requires 18 master’s level science courses minimum from all graduate work. This may be waived by the committee if determined to be sufficient based on previous Master’s coursework and sufficient hours, and if the total number of required hours are reached. Students will take graduate courses (500 or above level) that deepen or broaden their understanding of issues related to the focus of their research and grade level, and future career interests. Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.


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