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Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy

Science Education (EdD)


  • To prepare a cadre of teachers and administrative staff who are capable of providing instructional leadership and who possess skills in curriculum development and in research in the teaching and learning of science.
  • To develop in participants a sensitivity to the characteristics and needs of urban students in general, and African-American students in particular, and to the peculiarities of urban environments and institutions and the implications of these for the teaching and learning of science in such settings.
  • To effect positive changes in the teaching and learning of science at all levels of educational systems


Applicants seeking entry to the program must have:

  • A Master's degree in Science or in Education. Applicants whose Master's degree is in Education must have earned at least an undergraduate degree in Science.
  • Teacher certification is desirable.
  • Scores on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test
  • Undergraduate: minimum GPA of 2.6; Graduate: minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Classroom Teaching Experience: A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is desirable.