Education: Science Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 (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 6753Research 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
Assessment in Science Education
Teaching the Nature of Science in Secondary Science Education
Hours Subtotal24
Total Hours69

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.