Doctoral students may pursue an Option A minor in science education. The 12-credit minor in science education is composed of graduate-level courses (at the 500 level or above) that each devote a minimum of 50 percent of their content to science education topics/issues. Students are expected to achieve a B or better in all of their coursework for the minor.
Students enrolled in the minor choose their courses in consultation with the coordinator of the science education minor (currently Noah Weeth Feinstein) and an advisor from their home department. Courses for the minor must be selected from offerings in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and should include no more than one independent reading with a faculty member affiliated with the minor. With special permission from the coordinator of the minor, students may count one course on more general educational theory, research, policy, and practice toward the minor; this course may be chosen from relevant graduate-level course offerings across the school of education.
The minor must be approved in accordance with the student's home department procedures. Forms for Option A minors are available in students' home departments.
Currently affiliated faculty: Noah Weeth Feinstein (Curriculum and Instruction; current contact for the minor), Leema Berland (Curriculum and Instruction), Rosemary Russ (Curriculum and Instruction), John Rudolph (Curriculum and Instruction), Mathew Berland (Curriculum and Instruction), Peter Wardrip (Curriculum and Instruction), Erika Bullock (Curriculum and Instruction), Maxine McKinney de Royston (Curriculum and Instruction)