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.
Concentration Coordinator: Florence Sullivan (Associate Professor)
Elementary Science Teacher Education: Kathy Davis (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) and Sandra Madden (Associate Professor)
Science Education (Master's/Licensure and Doctoral): Martina Nieswandt (Associate Professor)
John J. Clement (Professor Emeritus), Kathleen S. Davis (Associate Professor), John M. Francisco (Associate Professor), John Kudukey (Lecturer), Sandra Madden (Associate Professor), Martina Nieswandt (Associate Professor), Howard A. Peelle (Professor), Florence Sullivan (Associate Professor)