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Whose research group can you 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 you 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 you 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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