The department offers opportunities for students who aspire to start or continue developing a career in engineering education, whether that be rigorous research, teaching traditional engineering students in a higher education setting or workforce development.
The PhD in Engineering Education program prepares students to successfully conduct rigorous engineering education research, disseminate the results of that research to other engineering education scholars and translate their findings into classroom practice. The PhD program provides a thorough introduction to concepts, theories, models, frameworks and pedagogies that are central to engineering education and learning. It equips students to use a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods and applies them in their selected area of specialization as they develop their engineering education scholarship and expertise.
The MS in Engineering Education program will prepare students to teach introductory engineering at the community college or first-year undergraduate level. This program extends the ability of those with engineering background to teach and to build programs and curriculum across engineering teaching contexts. The program provides a foundational knowledge of engineering epistemology, learning, pedagogy, assessment and diversity/inclusiveness. This program is in the approval process, and applications will not be accepted until final approval is granted.
The Advanced Certificate in Engineering Pedagogies and Practices will focus on the practical application of engineering education research findings in the classroom, and will be designed for engineers who want to know how to effectively communicate and impart engineering knowledge to others in a variety of professional contexts, not just in formal classrooms. This program is in the approval process, and applications will not be accepted until final approval is granted.