The Mathematics and Science Education (MSE) Ph.D. program is designed to prepare graduates for positions in colleges and universities where they will conduct discipline-based education research and prepare America's next generation of K-12 mathematics and science teachers, as well as for leadership positions in a variety of educational settings. Concentrations for this interdisciplinary degree are offered in Biological Education, Chemical Education, Interdisciplinary Science Education, and Mathematics Education. Students have research opportunities for collaborative projects with faculty and for externally funded assistantships. Graduates are required to develop substantial content mastery of mathematics and/or science; demonstrate an understanding of educational theories, research methodologies, and best practices; and conduct discipline-based education research at the interface between the fields of education and mathematics or science. This program offers opportunities to improve the way K-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses are taught.