Doctoral studies in areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education at The Ohio State University engage students in research, scholarly endeavors, and advanced coursework within the largest and one of the most enriching learning environments in the United States. Our Ph.D. programs in STEM education have long been ranked among the best in the country and attract students worldwide. The STEM education faculty group includes both longstanding and emerging leaders in their fields, and the broader University community offers extraordinary opportunities for STEM education faculty and students to collaborate with preeminent scientists, engineers, and mathematicians on and off campus.
Long established relationships with schools and informal learning centers in the region enable STEM educators to conduct research and professional development initiatives in a wide variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. The Ohio State University’s network of regional campuses also enables STEM education specialists to collaborate with teachers statewide, both directly, and as mediated by teleconferencing facilities and distributed information technologies. The STEM education group also participates internationally in ongoing collaborative endeavors with many colleagues and institutions.
Areas of faculty research interest include discipline-focused learning processes, cognition and the science of learning, assessment methodologies, teacher education, instructional technology, problem-solving, cognitively active learning, conceptual change, evolution education, nature of scientific knowledge and inquiry, curricular integration, and related topics. Participation in a STEM education doctoral program will include ongoing opportunities to collaborate with international leaders in the specialty areas of mathematics, science, and technology education as well as the broader discourse communities that extend worldwide.