Learning and Teaching in STEM, Ph.D.
The PhD in Learning and Teaching in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is designed to produce scholars and learners dedicated to addressing the challenges of providing high quality STEM education to all students through a rich variety of organizations and innovative methods of delivery. Graduates from this program forge new ground in developing theories, designs, and practical solutions for future generations. This degree has three program areas of study: Mathematics and Statistics Education, Science Education, and Engineering and Technology Education.
Doctoral Program Areas of Study
Engineering and Technology Education
Graduates of our program become rising leaders in engineering and technology education in K-12 formal and non-formal settings. Through scholarly pursuits in the field, learning and teaching, and public policy they take positions as scholars, supervisors, teacher educators, non-formal science/engineering educators, entrepreneurs, designers, and as faculty members in institutions of higher education.
Mathematics & Statistics Education
Through the Mathematics Education doctoral program, students extensively develop instructional expertise and extend their knowledge of learners, teaching, teacher education, professional development, technology, equity and policy – all while deepening their understanding of mathematical sciences. Before completing the program, students use, conduct and evaluate educational research at the highest level, and engage in professional leadership activities.
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D)
Technology Education graduates are mentored to assume leadership roles that allow them to make significant differences in professions that encompass technology. Educational activities and investigations by faculty and students focus on reaching beyond limits and constraints to better understand the impact of a changing technology on people and society. For students looking to further their learnings from a master’s program, our Doctorate of Education program (EdD) is the next step in completing their education.