Disciplinary Studies: Science

The Science Education research area focuses on providing state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary professional training for prospective science education researchers at the graduate level.

There are plenty of opportunities for research experience in the School of Education, where a multitude of educational research projects garner high levels of federal and private foundation funding. The rich, diverse resources of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the UW–Madison campus make this a stimulating and productive environment in which to pursue graduate work.

Our graduate students are highly sought after and have secured positions as senior teachers, as district-wide science coordinators, and as faculty members in colleges and universities all over the world. Our strong emphasis on producing future leaders in the science education research community has resulted in our Ph.D. students being hired in recent years by institutions such as: Beloit College, University of California, Davis, Florida State University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Rutgers University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, State University of New York at Albany, and Teachers College Columbia University.

Partner Departments and Centers

Many of our faculty work closely with faculty from other departments on campus and have joint departmental appointments as well. Below are some of the key units on campus we connect to and in which we encourage students to work as well.