Science Education

Science Education provides leadership in science education through high-quality degree programs, research and development of innovative educational projects and curriculum.

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The program offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Programs. The Ph.D. Program in Science Education is the only one offered in North Carolina. The science education faculty are actively involved in research at the state, national and international levels, and are committed to bringing state of the art teaching and research to future science educators. Our program supports both K-16 classroom teaching and informal science education in museums, zoos, and other settings. We provide degree programs and service to the state through special classes, seminars, workshops, consulting and participation on college and university committees. 

STEM Education Research Symposium

Friday, March 20: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday Institute, Centennial Campus

Advance registration required for STEM Ed Graduate Student Presenters. Please email:

christy_buck@ncsu.edu (link sends e-mail)

The symposium is also a great opportunity for prospective students to see what our programs are doing.

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STEM Education Graduate Programs:

Open Houses

  • Friday, August 21, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m., Poe Hall 742
  • Friday, November 6, 2015: 3-4:30 p.m., Poe Hall 742
  • Friday, January 22, 2016: 3-4:30 p.m., Poe Hall 742

For registration and further information, please email: christy_buck@ncsu.edu

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Updated: February 6, 2015

Program Faculty

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor, Coordinator MAT in STEM Education
  • Alumni Distinguished Gradaute Professor
  • Fellow, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Professor
  • Department Head
  • Professor
  • Professor


NSTA - National Science Teachers Association

Established in 2004, the NCSU student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association serves students interested in science education at the elementary, middle, secondary or university level.

For more information, contact:
Penny Shumaker Jeffrey, Faculty Advisor


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