Quotes from Former Graduate Students
Our graduates obtain jobs that require timely, practical knowledge about mathematics and science education along with deep understanding of theoretical issues. Graduates from our masters programs become teacher leaders who specialize in science or mathematics teaching, often becoming curriculum coordinators or department chairs. Graduates from our doctoral program become professors, post-doctoral fellows, school district leaders, and research scientists at universities and educational consulting firms. Our graduates shape conversations about education and lead innovative research in Illinois, the US, and across the globe.
Many of our graduates have received prestigious awards, including the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Promising New Teacher Award, New Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Illinois Science Teacher Association, the Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship, Outstanding New Biology Teacher, the National Association of Biology Teachers Award, and the Early Career Publication Award by the Special Interest Group on Research in Mathematics Education from the American Educational Research Association. These outstanding achievements illustrate our graduates’ commitment to education and the impact of their work.