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News: Looking at new ways to learn math, science. The San Diego Union-Tribune profiles the MSED program and CRMSE at signonsandiego. The story also made the front page of the paper on Nov. 8, 2011.
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.
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 subjects;
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
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
For more information, please email Debbie
Escamilla or call 619-594-4696.