Mathematics and Science Education Doctoral Program
The Mathematics and Science Education Doctoral Program (MSED) is administered jointly by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU).
In this program, students with a baccalaureate and master's degree in
mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics complement their discipline
knowledge with studies of how people learn mathematics and science.
MSED offers a supportive environment where students pursue their own
research interests while working closely with faculty on both campuses.
have secured faculty positions at institutions like the University of
Colorado, Brigham Young University, and the University of Wisconsin.
The goal of this program is to educate individuals who will:
issues of what students learn and how they
learn it when studying mathematical and scientific
- be well-versed both in a
subject area (biology, chemistry, mathematics, or
physics) and in the cognitive issues related to
learning and teaching that subject;
to the growing body of knowledge about cognitive processes
in scientific and mathematical
- apply knowledge gained
from research and scholarly inquiry to instructional
and curricular development; and
educational policy and discourse in formal and informal settings
through their work as scholars of mathematics
and science education.
For more information, including information on admissions, please visit the MSED web site.
Read about the MSED Seminar Series for Spring 2016. All MSED Seminars are being held at UCSD.