(As of spring 2017, admission to the EdD program in Science Education has been suspended pending revisions.)
Prepare for a career in which you will help college students explore science, share your excitement of science with adult learners, and be involved in research in your field through one of our two doctoral degrees options.
This degree prepares you to assume a position as a science education specialist in a variety of settings.
Option 1 is for individuals who will work at the university level as K-12 science teacher preparation experts.
Option 2 is for individuals who will work as science content faculty in two-or four-year colleges and universities where high priority is placed on teaching.
The major consists of course work in science content, science education, and research methodologies. A dissertation is written in either science or science education in your major science field. A teaching internship, a required part of the program for both options, allows candidates to acquire experience in the techniques of conventional as well as technology-oriented systems instruction.
The program requires a minimum of 90 hours of approved graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree. Science fields include biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, natural resources and environmental management, and physics and astronomy.
With careful planning, you can complete our program as a part-time student within the degree's seven-year limit, including the residency requirement. In fact, pursuing the degree part-time will allow you not only to work full time but also to gain valuable experience in support of your doctoral studies. For example,
- You might be a field biologist, geologist, or environmentist.
- You might be a computer programmer or technician.
- You might be a health care worker.
- You might be a K-12 or community college teacher.