Mathematics and science education is primarily concerned with all aspects of the teaching and learning of mathematics and/or science at the secondary levels (i.e., grades 5–12). The department offers Professional Master’s, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and science education.
The master’s programs are specifically focused on experienced teachers, individuals seeking certification and advanced study, or individuals working in educational settings other than schools (e.g., museums, zoos, etc.). Specific attention is placed on curriculum development, evaluation, advanced instructional models, supervision, learning and cognition, and action research.
The Ph.D. programs are designed for those individuals wishing to become university-level teacher educators and researchers. Extensive attention is given to quantitative and qualitative research design, along with advanced work in evaluation, curriculum analysis, and supervision. Both M.S. and Ph.D. students will be required to complete additional subject matter courses (e.g., science and mathematics) equivalent to 9-12 credit hours.