CER Summer 2017

Whose research group can I join?

  • Stacey Lowery Bretz conducts research on assessment, misconceptions, multiple representations, learning theory, and inquiry & meaningful learning in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory
  • Ellen Yezierski conducts research on inquiry, teacher change, and high school teacher professional development.

What are the requirements to earn an M.S. or a Ph.D. in CER at Miami?

How do I apply to the Miami CER Graduate Program?

What are the unique features of Miami's CER Graduate Program?

  • As with most CER programs, our students take courses in traditional chemistry disciplines and conduct research. What makes our program unique are
    • CER courses taught in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry by CER faculty
    • cognate research projects focused on improving undergraduate laboratory instruction
  • Grad students may also earn

What graduate courses are offered in chemistry education?

  • CHM 511 Learning Theories in Chemistry Education
  • CHM 515 Chemistry Misconceptions & Conceptual Change
  • CHM 730 Seminar in Chemistry Education
    (focuses on a different topic each semester, e.g., visualization and multiple representations, quantitative methods in CER, concept inventories, learning in the laboratory, general chemistry reforms, etc.)

What kinds of research skills can I learn?

  • survey design and item development
  • statistics, classical test theory, and item response theory
  • semi-structured interview and observation protocols
  • qualitative data analyses
  • human subject protocols
  • software packages such as SPSS, NVivo, Livescribe, Qualtrics, R
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