Doctorate in Science or Science Education

Science and Science Education
The Ed.D. in science prepares those aspiring to faculty positions in two-year or four-year colleges and universities, where high priority is placed on teaching. Candidates plan a broad-based major in a science field, with supporting work in education and a second science. Science fields include: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Natural Resources & Environmental Management, Physics & Astronomy, Nutrition and Health Science.

The Ed.D. in science education prepares those seeking to assume positions as science education leaders at the university level or in K-12 settings. The major consists of approximately equal components of education and science, with supporting work in additional science fields.

Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Science (major field) 
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Science Education (major field)

Application/Admission Requirements

  • Completed Graduate School application 
  • Original transcripts of all previous graduate and undergraduate coursework. 
  • General/specific GRE scores 
  • Outstanding promise as a teacher-scholar in science or science education, as demonstrated by success in previous college studies, test scores, and experience 
  • International students must apply through the Rinker Center for International Programs
  • TOEFL results (if required)

Doctoral candidates also require:

  • Completed Ed.D. Program application 
  • Master's degree in a science, science education, or related field from an accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Three to five letters of recommendation

Graduate Assistantships

  • Assistantships are available through individual departments and are awarded prior to the beginning of fall term. 
  • Assistantships carry a stipend, full tuition remission, and a waiver of out-of-state fees. (Students are responsible for dedicated fees.) 
  • Students with full-time assistantships are required to work up to 20 hours per week.

Contact Information

Dr. Denise Seabert, Interim Chair
Dr. Marianna Zamlauski-Tucker

Department of Physiology & Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5961
Fax: 765-285-3210