The Education Sciences Interdisciplinary Ph.D. with an emphasis in STEM Education is an intensive program designed to prepare future researchers, teacher educators, and researcher-practitioners to meet the national call for more individuals with heightened scholarly expertise in STEM Education. The Education Sciences Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program requires study throughout the year. Full-time study is strongly encouraged; however, part-time study is a possible alternative, particularly for professional educators.
The program includes 45 credit hours of coursework culminating in a dissertation study designed by the candidate. Coursework encompasses four main core components:
- Education Sciences Interdisciplinary Ph.D. core focusing on research methodologies (12 hours)
- STEM Education required courses addressing pedagogy and research in STEM Education (15 hours)
- STEM Education Methodology (9 hours)
- Electives (9 hours)
The length of the program varies based on students’ education and professional experiences, interests, and career goals.