Chemistry Education Research (CER)
Graduate Program


Unique Features of Miami's CER Graduate Program 
As with most CER programs, our Ph.D. students take courses in traditional chemistry disciplines and conduct dissertation research. What makes our program unique are the CER courses taught in the chemistry department by CER faculty and the cognate research projects focused on improving undergraduate laboratory instruction.

Research Groups in CER
Ellen Yezierski conducts research on inquiry, teacher change, mechanics of instruction, and high school teacher professional development. 

Stacey Lowery Bretz conducts research on assessment, misconceptions, learning theory, inquiry pedagogy in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory, and children learning chemistry.

Graduate Courses in Chemistry Education 
CHM 511     Learning Theories in Chemistry Education
CHM 515     Chemical Misconceptions and Conceptual Change
CHM 730     Seminar in Chemistry Education

All graduate students at Miami also have the opportunity to earn: 
Certificate in College Teaching
Certificate in Applied Statistics

Application Information 
Application Information for Miami University CER Program