World-Improving Research and Creativity
Students will develop expertise in mathematics or science education by studying and engaging in research on how students think and learn in these content areas. This high-quality program prepares candidates to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and research.
About Our Program
The STEM Education area of emphasis prepares educators to pursue higher education careers or leadership positions in mathematics or science education. Specializations include:
- Elementary mathematics education (K-8)
- Secondary mathematics education (7-12)
- Elementary science education (K-8)
- Secondary science education (7-12)
Candidates will develop expertise in mathematics or science education by studying and engaging in research on how students think and learn in these content areas. This high-quality program prepares candidates to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and research. It allows candidates to work collaboratively with faculty to develop an individualized program of study based on their area(s) of interest. This program is flexible for both the working professional and full-time students. Graduate assistantships and financial aid may be available.
The STEM Education area of emphasis is guided by the general framework found in the Doctoral Program in Education Application Manual. The manual provides general information about doctoral concentrations offered in the College of Education. This page will provide you with specific information that is unique to the STEM Education strand.
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The College of Education & Human Development has application deadlines for Spring (Jan. 15). Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship for Fall semester must apply for the Ph.D. program and the college graduate assistantship by Feb. 1. Applications for Fall will continue to be reviewed up to July 15.
World-Class Education and Human Development
The College is a recognized leader in guiding, shaping, and mentoring high-performing education professionals who will go forth with a lifelong love of learning and with the skills essential for thriving in a global, knowledge-based economy. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the College of Education and Human Development's graduate programs 83rd in the nation and 25th among Land Grant universities. The online graduate programs are ranked 9th in the West among all public universities.