The Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (informally known as SESAME) is an interdisciplinary graduate program leading to a doctoral degree in science, mathematics, or engineering education. The program is designed to give graduates advanced expertise in a scientific discipline as well as in educational theory and research methodologies.
This Graduate Group was established so individuals with training or experience in a mathematical, scientific, or technical discipline can pursue advanced studies focused on educational issues in these disciplines. SESAME produces scholars who can communicate effectively with scientists and engineers as well as with educational researchers and practitioners. SESAME students are expected to obtain at least masters-level competency in their mathematical or scientific discipline.
See the Online Graduate Application to apply to the Interdisciplinary PhD in Science and Mathematics Education. We encourage you to read our Admissions Instructions thoroughly and begin your application early.
SESAME also offers a Learning Sciences Certificate in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, and Education Research.
The SESAME faculty consists of professors from UC Berkeley's School of Education and a variety of Berkeley’s science and engineering departments.
Lloyd Goldwasser(link is external), Lecturer, School of Education