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Program Contact

Dr. Margaret R. Blanchard
Associate Professor
mrblanch@ncsu.edu
919.515.6906
Program Contact

Christy Buck
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
christy_buck@ncsu.edu
919.515.1740

Program Area of Study

Science Education


Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM

Graduates from our program become state and nationally recognized leaders in science education. You will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized experts in many facets of science education research and practice.

Important Dates
Friday | 4:30 p.m.
April 22, 2016
STEM Education Graduate Research Symposium
Poe 216


December 1, 2016
Complete applications for consideration for funding and assistantships are due December 1.


Program Description

Our doctoral program has four primary strands:

  • Higher education faculty
  • Informal education (leadership and instruction)
  • Pre-college educators and curriculum supervisors (K-12)
  • Education researchers/evaluators

Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in our College of Education and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., you must formally apply to the program through the Graduate School.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Provost’s Scholar-Leader Fellowship are now open.

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  • 3.0 GPA
  • Strong writing and analytic skills
  • Competitive GRE scores
  • Desire to conduct research
  • Two years of experience in science education
  • Ideally have already completed 24 hours of science, engineering or science-related coursework at the undergraduate level

Course of Study

The program can be accomplished either part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in 3-4 years. Science Education courses are in a two-year cycle, and a new cycle begins in the fall semester.