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. The interdisciplinary course requirements (including courses in cognitive science and philosophy) strike a
balance between theoretical and practical classes, including a teaching practicum.
MSED graduates have secured faculty positions
at institutions like the University of Colorado, Brigham Young University, and the University of Wisconsin.
Judith and Larry Sowder. Coming soon-A description of how the Sowders have generously supported MSED.
Law Offices of Paul Staley. Funds the Staley Doctoral Student Travel Award.
Kathleen and Paul Staley. Funds the Staley Dissertation Study Award.