Interdisciplinary PhD in Mathematics and Science Education

MSE Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Component Hours Required
Program Core 30
Concentration Core 18-19
Electives 14-15
Dissertation 12
TOTAL 75

Program Core: Total credits (30 Credits)

Course Title Credits
MSE 7800 Teaching Internship 3
MSE 7820 Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education* 1
MSE 7840 Special Topics in Mathematics and Science Education* 2
PSY 7190 Advanced Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 7280 Psychological Statistics: Regression 3
PSY 7290 Psychological Statistics: Anova 3
SPSE 7010 Educational Research Methodology 3
SPSE 7170 Learning Theories and the Educational Process 3
SPSE 7180 Qualitative Research Methods 3
SPSE 7220 Advanced Educational Technology 3

*Students are required to enroll a minimum of twice prior to candidacy.

Concentration Core: Total credits (18-19 Credits)

Biological Education Concentration Core (19 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BIOL 6200 Speciation 4
BIOL 6330 Principles of Physiology 4
BIOL 6450 Advancements in Molecular Genetics
OR BIOL 6760 Bioinformatics
4
BIOL 6460 Conservation Biology 4
BIOL 7900 Teaching and Learning Biology 3

Chemical Education Concentration Core (19 Credits)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 6100 Intermediate Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 6230 Intermediate Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 6300 Intermediate Physical Chemistry 3
CHEM 6400 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 6500 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 7900 Teaching and Learning in Chemistry 3

Mathematics Education Concentration Core (18 Credits)

Course Title Credits
MATH 6120 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH 6170 Sets and Logic 3
MATH 6190 Analysis I 3
MATH 7320 Mathematical Problem Solving 3
MATH 7900 Teaching and Learning Mathematics 3
STAT 6602 Regression Analysis OR 3
  STAT 6603 Nonparametric Statistics OR  
  STAT 6604 Experimental Design  

Interdisciplinary Science Education Concentration Core (18 Credits)

Students who choose this concentration must select at least 18 hours (in consultation with their major advisor and dissertation committee) from the courses listed in the three concentrations above or from the courses listed below. Students must take one of the following courses: BIOL 7900, CHEM 7900, MATH 7900, or MSE 7900.

Course Title Credits
BIOL 7850 Intermediate Life Science 3
MATH 6100 Mathematics for Teachers 3
MATH 6330 Algebra for Teachers 3
MATH 6340 Geometry for Teachers 3
MATH 6350 Probability and Statistics for Teachers 3
MSE 7900 Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science 3
PSCI 6020 Investigations in Physical Science 1-3
PSCI 7800 Intermediate Physical Science 3
PSY 6480 Advanced Topics in Quantitative Psychology 3
PSY 6550 Structural Equation Modeling 3
PSY 7210 Advanced Psychometrics 3
PSY 7580 Multivariate Data Analysis 3

Advised Electives: Total (14-15 Credits)

In consultation with his or her major advisor and dissertation committee, each student will choose 14-15 credit hours from courses in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the College of Education and Behavioral Science at the 6000 or 7000 level. Students in the first three concentrations should select their electives to ensure that they have completed at least 21 hours of coursework in their field of interest—21 hours with a BIOL rubric for the Biological Education concentration, 21 hours with a CHEM rubric for the Chemical Education concentration, and 21 hours with a MATH or STAT rubric for the Mathematics Education concentration.

Research/Dissertation (12 Credits)

Course Title Credits
MSE 7640 Dissertation Research* 12