Science Education

Build upon your passion for science while developing the knowledge and skills to effectively engage others in the learning and doing of science across a variety of contexts.

Through our program you’ll engage in critical study of learning and teaching across all science disciplines.  You’ll have the opportunity to participate in research projects and teaching experiences aimed at improving science learning for all ages and across a range of settings.

Graduates from our programs have found rewarding careers in science education within K-12 educational settings, higher education as well as informal/free-choice science contexts.

New open source book free to download

Professor Valarie Akerson co-authored a free, open source book entitled "Science Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tales From the Front Lines" that includes the work of several science education doctoral students.

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Our faculty includes experienced science educators who are committed to improving the teaching of science.

Our research interests include teaching strategies for traditionally underserved populations, tracking student engagement to refine science curricula, incorporating new technologies into science education, exploring science teacher practice pre-K-16, and student learning of science pre-K-16.

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