The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program is designed primarily for teacher educators, policy makers, researchers, and other educational personnel involved in science and mathematics education. The program aims to upgrade the capabilities of Regional Science Teaching Centers (RSTCs) and other Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs). There are four areas of specialization: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics Education.

The program was developed in cooperation with the College of Education of UP Diliman, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University, and with funding support from the Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

### Objectives

The program seeks to:

- Upgrade the capabilities of Regional Science Teaching Centers (RSTC) and other teacher education institutions (TEIs); and
- Produce the required number and quality of faculty in science education in the RSTCs and TEIs.

### Mode of Instruction

With the exception of science courses totaling 13 units, which are taught face-to-face during the summer terms, all courses are taught in the DE mode.

### Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

- Have a Master’s degree in the basic sciences or in science/mathematics education;
- Have a general weighted average of “2.0”, “B” or better in the undergraduate level or “1.75” or better in the Master’s level;
- Pass the Doctoral Admission Test in Education (DATE) which aims to assess mental aptitude, language proficiency (either in English or Filipino) and research competency; and
- Demonstrate qualities of, and potentials for leadership as shown in their statement of purpose, references, and other pertinent documents.

### Curriculum

Students majoring in Biology Education must earn a total of 57 units, consisting of

- Major courses (18 units)
- Educational foundation courses (3 units)
- Education core courses (6 units)
- Research courses (6 units)
- Electives (6 units)
- Cognates (6 units)
- and a Dissertation (12 units)

Students majoring in Chemistry Education must earn a total of 58 units, consisting of

- Major courses (19 units)
- Educational foundation courses (3 units)
- Education core courses (6 units)
- Research courses (6 units)
- Electives (6 units)
- Cognates (6 units)
- and a Dissertation (12 units)

Those majoring in Physics Education and Mathematics Education must earn a total of 57 units, consisting of

- Major courses (15 units for Math majors and 18 units for Physics majors)
- Education core courses (6 units)
- Research courses (6 units)
- Educational foundation courses (3 units)
- Electives (9 units for Math majors and 6 units for Physics majors)
- Cognates (6 units)
- and a Dissertation (12 units)

All students, regardless of their major or area of specialization, take the same set of research and educational foundation courses, and one elective.

Research Courses (6 units) | ||
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EDSC 341 | Research Seminar in Science Education | 3 units |

EDRE 331 | Seminar in Advanced Statistics Applied to Education | 3 units |

Educational Foundation Course (3 units) | ||
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EDFD 317 | Selected Topics in Educational Psychology | 3 units |

Education Core Courses | ||
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EDSC 301 | History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Education | 3 units |

EDSC 311 | Seminar on Curriculum Design and Instruction for Science Education | 3 units |

Common Elective Course | ||
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EDSC 305 | Seminar: Issues and Trends in Science and Technology Education | 3 units |

#### Elective Courses Per Major Area

Major in Biology Education | ||
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EDSC 350 | Advanced Topics in Biology for Teachers | 3 units |

Major in Chemistry Education | ||
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EDSC 360 | Advanced Topics in Chemistry for Teachers | 3 units |

Major in Mathematics Education | ||
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EDSC 320 | Advanced Topics in Mathematics for Teachers | 3 units |

PHYS 211 | Foundations of Mathematical Physics | 3 units |

Major in Physics Education | ||
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EDSC 370 | Advanced Topics in Physics for Teachers | 3 units |

#### Major Courses

Major in Biology Education | ||
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BIO 210 | Advanced Topics in Biology for Teachers | 3 units |

BIO 220 | Chemical Physiology | 3 units |

BIO 240 | Advanced Genetics | 3 units |

BIO 250 | Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology | 3 units |

BIO 260 | Advanced Ecology | 3 units |

BIO 237 | Differentiation in Embryonic Systems | 3 units |

Major in Chemistry Education | ||
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CHEM 211 | Systematic Inorganic Chemistry | 3 units |

CHEM 220 | Instrumental Methods of Analysis | 5 units |

CHEM 230 | Physical Organic Chemistry | 3 units |

CHEM 239 | Natural Products Chemistry | 3 units |

CHEM 203 | Environmental Chemistry | 3 units |

CHEM 203.1 | Environmental Chemistry | 2 units |

Major in Mathematics Education | ||
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MATH 210.1 | Modern Algebra I | 3 units |

MATH 211 | Linear Algebra | 3 units |

MATH 226.1 | Theory of Functions of a Real Variable | 3 units |

MATH 299A | Graduate Seminar (Number Theory) | 3 units |

MATH 299B | Graduate Seminar (Geometry) | 3 units |

Major in Physics Education | ||
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PHYS 202.1 | Foundations of Classical Mechanics | 3 units |

PHYS 203.1 | Foundations of Electromagnetism | 3 units |

PHYS 204.5 | Foundations of Quantum Mechanics | 3 units |

PHYS 205 | Foundation of Statistical Mechanics | 3 units |

PHYS 211 | Mathematical Methods of Physics I | 3 units |

PHYS 212 | Mathematical Methods of Physics II | 3 units |

#### Cognates

Major in Biology Education | ||
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BIO 223 | Plant Growth and Development | 3 units |

MICROBIO 221 | Physiology of Microorganisms | 3 units |

Major in Chemistry Education | ||
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CHEM 240 | Advanced Biochemistry | 3 units |

CHEM 250 | Chemical Thermodynamics | 5 units |

Major in Mathematics Education | ||
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MATH 231 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 units |

MATH 299C | Graduate Seminar (Probability) | 3 units |

Major in Physics Education | ||
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PHYSICS 206.7 | Foundations of Condensed Matter | 3 units |

PHYSICS 209.1 | Foundations of Experimental Physics | 3 units |

#### Comprehensive Examination

All PhD students must take and pass a comprehensive examination at the end of their course work, prior to commencing their dissertation work.

Dissertation Requirement | ||
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EDUC 400 | Dissertation | 12 units |