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Program in Science Education College of Arts and Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

  • Stony Brook, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $4,685 | $8,340
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Stony Brook University -- A Globally Ranked Institution

Founded in 1957 as one of 4 university centers of the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook University lies in the heart of Long Island, and today is recognized as one of the best education and scholarship centers in the nation. With over 1,500 inventions and 450 patents to its credit, Stony Brook has garnered much international acclaim. London's "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" lists Stony Brook within the top 1 percent of all universities in the world. Stony Brook is also only one of 6 universities in the nation involved in research collaboration with a national laboratory, namely the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The 120,000 alumni of Stony Brook are considered to be among those with the highest earnings potential in the nation, and have taken a variety of prestigious positions within education, government, and industry. Stony Brook alumni include the first female astronaut with NASA, a president of Stanford University, a president of production for Universal Pictures, and songwriter for the Blue Oyster Cult.

The Stony Brook University Center for Science and Mathematics Education

In less than 20 years, the Stony Brook University Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) has grown from 1 faculty member in a borrowed lab to 12 faculty and staff members with nearly 9,000 square feet of space within the campus's Life Sciences Building and $16 million in external support. The department provides many opportunities to secondary school, college, and continuing education students alike, including sponsoring year round activities and providing opportunities for over 45,000 middle and high school students to become familiar with center facilities. The department has also awarded over $2.5 million in fellowships, helped 500 teachers obtain advanced teaching degrees, and helped students co-author over 200 papers and abstracts.

Research Opportunities in Science Education

Science education students are introduced to many areas of current interest in science education research during their tenure at Stony Brook, and are also presented with many opportunities to complete research projects, write and submit articles for publication, and present their research at science education conferences. Areas of science education research may include curriculum and assessment, science learning, science teaching, science teacher education, and societal issues related to education in the sciences.

CESAME's Doctoral Program in Science Education

CESAME's doctoral program in science education focuses on research and training. In addition to coursework in both core areas and statistics and research methodologies, the program exposes students to state and national science education events. Students also complete and defend independent research theses within their science cognate disciplines.

Graduates of the PhD program in science education can go on to become college or university educators, university research or policy specialists, or directors and supervisors within K-12 school systems.

CESAME's Master of Arts in Teaching\ Science

CESAME offers a degree in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in science to students interested in obtaining New York State certification for teaching science in secondary schools. MAT students are required to complete 41 credit hours from the program's core courses, professional studies courses, and supervised student teaching experiences. Teacher preparation candidates also complete a series of workshops in school violence, child abuse, and substance abuse in order to receive New York State teaching certification.

So that students with little or no previous coursework in education or experience in teaching are also given the greatest chance to succeed, CESAME has partnered with Stony Brook's departments of biochemistry and cell biology, chemistry, geosciences, and physics, as well as the university's Professional Education Program, to develop an interdisciplinary approach to this degree.

Supported by an Award-Winning Faculty

CESAME offers a degree in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in science to students interested in obtaining New York State certification for teaching science in secondary schools. MAT students are required to complete 41 credit hours from the program's core courses, professional studies courses, and supervised student teaching experiences. Teacher preparation candidates also complete a series of workshops in school violence, child abuse, and substance abuse in order to receive New York State teaching certification.

So that students with little or no previous coursework in education or experience in teaching are also given the greatest chance to succeed, CESAME has partnered with Stony Brook's departments of biochemistry and cell biology, chemistry, geosciences, and physics, as well as the university's Professional Education Program, to develop an interdisciplinary approach to this degree.

Supported by an Award-Winning Faculty

Faculty members from Stony Brook University are the recipients of such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Medal of Science, and even the Nobel Prize. Faculty members within the Center for Mathematics and Science Education have also been widely recognized for their contributions to science education and knowledge.

For instance, Dr. Keith Sheppard, Director of Science Education, along with Dr. Lisa Berger in the Mathematics Department, were recently awarded nearly $750,000 from a program that distributes stipends to talented math and science undergraduates and professionals who have committed to teach in the high-need districts of New York City and Long Island. This award closely follows a $1.5 million, 4-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, also to enhance science education at CESAME.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Stony Brook University is committed to offering a wide range of financial aid resources to students, and has been named among Kiplinger's 100 best values in public colleges. Stony Brook students can apply for grants, scholarships, loan programs, and employment programs through the campus financial aid office. The university also allocates tuition scholarship budgets to each program director to distribute among students in their programs. Within the science education program, qualifying students may be eligible for Petrie Fellowships or Loans, the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, or the Robert Noyce Scholarship Supplement.

Graduate Admissions

National Ratings of Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University has been ranked among the top universities in the nation by a number of independent sources. "U.S. News and World Report" ranked Stony Brook in their top 100 best national universities and top 50 public national universities. The "Wall Street Journal" ranked it 8th among public universities with students going on to elite graduate programs. The National Science Foundation recognizes Stony Brook among the top 10 universities for integrating research with undergraduate education.


Location & Contact

Program in Science Education

College of Arts and Sciences
Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Dr. Keith Sheppard

Director

Phone: 631-632-2989
Fax: 631-632-9791
Email: keith.sheppard@stonybrook.edu

Melissa Jordan

Assistant Dean for Records and Admission

Phone: 631-632-9712
Fax: 631-632-7243

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Science Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,685
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,340
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,214.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students25
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students25
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Full-time Percentage0%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian96%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

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