EED Graduate Program
The Ohio State University Department of Engineering Education is actively looking for interested graduate students to form its inaugural cohort by reaching out to recent graduates from engineering, sciences, and STEM education bachelors degree programs as well as working professionals who want to shift their career focus (e.g., industry engineers, government agency scientists, high school science teachers).
The job market for STEM education doctoral graduates with an engineering emphasis includes:
- Universities, colleges, community and technical colleges (both in tenure-track and clinical faculty appointments)
- Corporate training organizations
- High schools challenged with incorporating STEM initiatives and engineering design into core science standards.
The Department of Engineering Education teaches over 3,500 undergraduate students annually through our course offerings, including a First-Year Engineering sequence, Engineering Technical Communications courses, and Multidisciplinary Capstone design programs. This large-scale instructional program provides a built-in laboratory or testing ground for ongoing education research activities, and our collaboration with the College of Education and Human Ecology provides the linkage between basic educational theory and applied engineering education practice needed for effective research in this field.
This provides a rich setting for engaging in engineering education research and the means to fund graduate students who are interested in advancing the field by transforming research into classroom practice. Our faculty mentor their graduate students by modeling and advocating scholarly, evidence-based teaching; exploring the ways in which engineers interact with society at large; and integrating pedagogical discovery, practice and dissemination through world-class engineering education research.