MSLT prepares graduate students to improve the learning and instruction of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. To achieve that goal, we are deeply committed to research and scholarship, using both basic and applied research.
We put a premium on developing principled approaches to affect educational practice and pursuing rigorous theory building about educational phenomena. We apply such knowledge in developing state of the art instructional designs. These efforts grow from an understanding of educational practice and close work with practitioners in both formal and informal learning settings.
Importantly we recognized that certain social groups have been historically marginalized from STEM disciplines, education, and work. We seek to understand the processes and structures contributing to the systematic exclusion of these groups and to actively contribute to correcting such inequities. Our work draws from a variety of disciplines including cognitive science, sociology, anthropology, the learning sciences, psychology, and computer science.
Elementary school level math and science education programs are offered through the child and family studies concentration. Prospective students interested in elementary level math and science teaching and learninig, please visit the child and family studies concentraiton page for information.
Concentration Coordinator: Florence Sullivan (Associate Professor)
Learning Technologies (Doctoral): Florence Sullivan (Associate Professor) and Torrey Trust (Assistant Professor)
Mathematics Education (Master's/Licensure and Doctoral): John Francisco (Associate Professor), Sandra Madden (Associate Professor), Howard Peele (Professor)
Science Education (Master's/Licensure and Doctoral): Martina Nieswandt (Associate Professor)
Beverly Woolf ( Learning Teachnology and Computer Science)