Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Prepares candidates to explore, understand, and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. The program prepares graduates to become equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leaders in science research and education, fostering experiential learning and exploration in all learners.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
University of Colorado Denver's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education and Human Development concentration in science education prepares you to explore, understand and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. This program prepares you to become an equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leader in the field of science research and education, allowing you foster experiential learning and exploration in all the learners you encounter.
In this program students will:
Our PhD students may elect to focus on environmental science education as an area of specialization within this concentration area through electives and discipline- specific research agendas.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a faculty member or researcher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
The 75-credit program begins each fall.
Recommended Completion Time:4 to 8 years
Required Credits for Completion:75
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: December 1
The core course rotation begins every fall. We encourage students to review the concentration area choices on our website and contact one or more of the faculty associated with that concentration area for an appointment prior to submitting their application. This ensures the students have an opportunity to discuss their research area of interest, as well as introduce themselves to the faculty. Also, the financial support we provide our PhD students is often tied to federal and state funding decisions, so meeting with a faculty member will let you know if any funding opportunities will be available in the upcoming year.
As part of gaining admission to the PhD program, students are paired with a doctoral faculty advisor/mentor. The doctoral faculty may request a personal interview to complement the information provided in the application materials.