About the plan

This program is attended, on average, by 30 students each year (both new and continuing), most of them PhD students. The formal requirements and regulations for the graduate program are similar to those in the other programs in the institute. Admission requirements include a strong disciplinary background and, preferably, some experience in mathematics or science education, although this experience may be obtained during the course of graduate studies. The program is tailored for the research students’ backgrounds and offers disciplinary courses, mathematics and science education courses, and general education courses such as research methods, curriculum development, and cognition. Graduate students are core members of the department’s research and development groups, and are given many opportunities to experience a rich array of topics in mathematics and science education which prepare them for a variety of career choices upon graduation. Many graduates of this program occupy academic positions in science and mathematics education in Israeli universities and colleges, while others hold a variety of leadership positions ranging from school principals to national science supervisors at the Ministry of Education. Many of our graduates’ theses have significantly influenced Israeli curricula and teacher development programs and, as a result, have had a profound impact on science education in Israel. These theses have also contributed to the international mathematics and science education community, both as conference presentations and as papers in highly regarded journals.

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