Ph.D. Program in Science Education
CSM 600 History and Philosophy of Science Education.
An introduction to the history of the field of science education and the related philosophical underpinnings. The course will survey the major events, ideas and philosophies and how these have changed over time. Particular focus will be on the time period from 1890 to the present day.
CSM 610 The Nature and Practice of Science.
An overview of the nature and practice of science through the analysis of current issues in science. Through the extensive use of case studies, students will address questions such as: What is science? What distinguishes science from other ways of knowing? What standards of evidence and scientific explanations, processes, and conventions are used in science? What philosophical, social, ethical, and historical perspectives are important in understanding science?
CSM 620 Science Teacher Education.
Introduction to the historical, philosophical and pedagogical issues surrounding science teacher education. Introduction to the nature of the research that has been conducted on teacher education in the past and current trends.
CSM 630 Science Education Research Seminar.
Introduction to the major theoretical frameworks and paradigms in science education including societal issues (gender, culture and diversity). Students will be required to critique research papers in the field and will conduct a literature review in their general thesis area.
CSM 640 Directed Study in Science Education.
In their fifth semester students will individually complete a directed study with a faculty advisor. The intent of this course is to prepare the students for the doctoral qualifying examination and assist them in refining their research topics.
For additional information, contact Dr. Keith Sheppard at email@example.com
December 6th: Registration for Protein Modeling Comptetion
January 29: Registration for North America Computational Linguistics Olympiad
November 22: Geology Open Night: "Exotic chemistry at extreme conditions: from new materials to models of planetary interiors" (Dr. Artem Oganov)
December 6: Astronomy Open Night: "The Hunt for Dark Matter" (Dr. Rouven Essig)
January 30: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Round One
February 28: Protein Modeling Challenge