SCIENCE TEACHING CENTER
Research in Science Education
We are always looking for good students who are interested in conducting original research in science education. When possible, we offer graduate research assistantships for students who would like to become involved in one of our projects; we also welcome students who have ideas of their own they would like to pursue. (For our respective interests and activities, please consult our individual pages, linked at the bottom of the Science Teaching Center home page.)
There are several degree programs for students interested in science education research, at the master's and doctoral levels. (Note that we do not require all students to have teaching credentials for admission to our programs.)
At the master's level, there are two options: An MA (with or without thesis) or an M.Ed in Teacher Leadership.
Here are the doctoral degree requirements. There are two degree options, Ph.D. and Ed.D.; students may speak to an advisor about which is more appropriate. Students with backgrounds in physics may also consider a Ph.D. in Physics, through the Physics Education Research Group.
Application materials and further information about graduate education at the University of Maryland are available from the Graduate School website.
Current Funded Projects
Elby, Hammer, Redish
Elby, Presson, Hammer
Coffey, Elby, Hammer
Elby, Hammer, Coffey, Stieff, Redish