60 credit hours of graduate course work, plus 12 credit hours of doctoral-thesis research. Course work provides a foundation that supports students' ongoing research.

STEM Education Core Courses15
Select 15 credit hours from the following:
Instructional Design and Technology in STEM Education
Stem Teaching And Teacher Education
Stem Learning
Stem Curriculum And Policy
Assessment In Stem Education
Stem-Education Research Practicum
Diversity and Equity in Stem Education
Research Competency Requirement15
Introduction to Research
Select 12 credit hours of research methods including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches. 1
Student Diversity Requirement9
9 credit hours on student social, cultural and demographic diversity including: 1
Issues and Trends in Multicultural Education
6 credit hours focused on specific dimensions of diversity from an allied field 2
Foundations Requirement9
Introduction to the Learning Science
6 credit hours in foundations including courses in (a) the social and cultural foundations of education, (b) a content course in student's area of specialization 1
Pro-Seminar Requirement3
Professional Seminar
Electives Requirement9
Select 9 credit hours of electives meant to provide greater focus on area of specialization. 2
Dissertation Requirement12
Pre-Candidacy to Dissertation Research.
Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research.
Total Credit Hours72
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See Graduate Program Director for a list of required research courses. 

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