Education: Science Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Common Program Core
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
CIED 6503Doctoral Seminar3
Hours Subtotal9
Extended Inquiry
At least six of these hours, selected from courses such as those listed below, should be composed of the same type of research method (i.e., quantitative, qualitative, historical, etc.). Students should work with their advisory committee to select the appropriate 12 hours for their program of study.12
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Psychometric Theory
Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Hours Subtotal12
Cognate Area
The doctoral advisory committee will work with individual students to select the most appropriate courses to enhance their knowledge within their specializations.9
Hours Subtotal9
Independent Research
CIED 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Specialization - Science Education
Required Courses
SMED 6223Instruction and Learning in Science and Mathematics Education3
SMED 6233Affective Issues in Teaching Mathematics and Sciences3
SMED 6750Research in Mathematics and Science Education3
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Directed Study
Directed Reading
Education Workshop
Directed Study
Directed Reading
Seminar in Integrated Mathematics and Science Applications
Inquiry and Problem-Based Learning in Science Education
Teaching Science in the Schools
Environmental Education in the Curriculum
Workshop in Science Education
Introduction to K-12 Engineering Education
Technology for the K-12 STEM Educator
Developing Informal and Formal STEM Programs in Schools
SMED 5813
Teaching the Nature of Science in Secondary Science Education
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours69

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval