The Ph.D. in Education with an option in Science Education at Oklahoma State prepares
students to conduct research on teaching and learning science at the P-12 level and
beyond. Graduates are prepared to teach an array of science education courses at both
the undergraduate and graduate level and are qualified for faculty positions in teacher
education programs or community colleges, as well as other science education leadership
Our coursework offers flexibility so you can tailor your studies to reach your career
goals. Successful degree completion requires a minimum of 69 credit hours past the
master’s degree, including 15 hours of dissertation.
Teaching and learning
Science teacher education
Philosophy of science
Qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods
We will help you connect research to practice and develop a mastery of your content
area to transform the practice of science teaching, learning and leading. Our faculty
have both practical classroom teaching experience and science education research expertise.
We will work closely with you to tailor your coursework to meet your educational goals
and help you develop the skills necessary to make original and important contributions
to research. Graduates of our program become state and nationally recognized leaders
in science education.