The Ph.D. in Science Education prepares candidates to be:

  • Science educators at colleges and universities
  • Directors and supervisors in national, state, and local education systems
  • Instructors of general education science courses at major universities
  • Science education research directors
  • Medical and/or allied health educators


The Ph.D. in Science Education requires 85 s.h. of coursework and research. Doctoral students must complete coursework in science education, education, research methods, and an area of specialization; they must also conduct research in science education and complete a thesis.