Program Contact

Dr. Margaret R. Blanchard
Associate Professor
Program Contact

Christy Buck
Graduate Student Services Coordinator

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
3-4:30 p.m.
November 18, 2016
Open House for Graduate Programs in STEM Education **
Poe 742

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

3-4:30 p.m.
January 20, 2017
Open House for Graduate Programs in STEM Education **
Poe 742

Friday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
April 21, 2017
STEM Education Graduate Research Symposium
More details to follow.

** For individuals considering pursuing one of our graduate programs. Please contact Christy Buck for more details and to rsvp for this event.

** Parking information

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.

Full Curriculum