Post-Secondary Science Education

Degree: Master of Science in Educational Studies

This program is designed for LSA students who are earning a PhD in a science (Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Physics, and The School for Environment and Sustainability), or mathematics and are also interested in science and/or mathematics education.

If you are a doctoral student in the natural sciences or mathematics, and you are interested in expanding your knowledge about science and mathematics teaching, learning, and research, then consider this Master of Science degree in Post-Secondary Science Education. This program is open only to current doctoral students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) in the following departments and schools: Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Physics, and The School for Environment and Sustainability. This degree is not a stand-alone master's degree, and to reiterate, it is intended only for students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program in LSA, and will be conferred only when the student receives the Ph.D.

Curriculum and Plan of Study

This Master's degree is a minimum of 24 hours. You will take courses in learning theory, teaching and learning (including assessment), and post-secondary education. In addition, you will complete at least six hours of directed research related to post-secondary science education and a minimum of four hours of cognates in a basic science field.

A course-planning sheet outlines the course requirements, and will help you and your advisor keep track of your progress. 

Questions?

If you have any questions and/or would like additional information, please contact Professor Leah Bricker (lbricker@umich.edu). If you are interested in applying to the program, please see the application information. Deadlines can be found on our application deadlines page. "

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