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Required content courses (see the complete list [PDF]) are
designed to enable students to
- acquire research design and research methodology
skills that are necessary to the study of the learning process;
- acquire understandings of how people learn
mathematical or scientific concepts;
- develop broad perspectives of their educational
field, including major theoretical and philosophical issues;
- become familiar with existing research
on learning in mathematics and science.
In addition to the core courses, students, in consultation with a Faculty Advisor,
develop a program of coursework consistent with their career goals, special
interests, and qualifications. Students complete their coursework in the
first two years of the program, during which they also fulfill the two-year
residency requirement—one year on each campus. The residency requirement
cannot be replaced by coursework taken elsewhere—rather, the program
is designed around a person's background, including coursework taken prior
to entering the program.
We anticipate that for the majority of students,
completion of the program will require four years of study.