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Casey Hawthorne and Shawn Firouzian are the first two recipients of the new Staley Doctoral Student Travel Award and Sowder Research Award. Congratulations to Shawn and Casey!
Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. Program
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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.

For more information, please email Debbie Escamilla or call 619-594-4696.


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.

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