Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME)

The Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (known informally as SESAME) offers an interdisciplinary graduate program leading to a doctoral degree in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering education. The program is designed to give graduates advanced expertise in a STEM discipline as well as in educational theory and research methodologies.

This Graduate Group was established so individuals with training or experience in a mathematical, scientific, or technical discipline can pursue advanced studies focused on educational issues in these disciplines. SESAME produces scholars who can communicate effectively with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers as well as with educational researchers and practitioners. SESAME students are expected to attain a level of expertise equivalent to that of a Master's student in their chosen discipline.

To apply to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education, see the Online Graduate Application. We encourage you to read our application instructions thoroughly and begin your application early.

SESAME also offers a Learning Sciences Certificate in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, and Education Research.