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 facetoface 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) 


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) 


EDFD 317 
Selected Topics in Educational Psychology 
(3 units) 
EDUCATION CORE COURSE 
(6 units) 

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 
(3 units) 

EDSC 305 
Seminar: Issues and Trends in Science and Technology Education 
(3 units) 
ELECTVE COURSE PER MAJOR AREA 

Major in Biology Education 

EDSC 350 
Advanced Topics in Biology for Teachers 
(3 units) 
Major in Chemistry Education 

EDSC 360 
Advanced Topics in Chemistry for Teachers 
(3 units) 
Major in Mathematics Education 

EDSC 320 
Advanced Topics in Mathematics for Teachers 
(3 units) 
Phys 211 
Foundations of Mathematical Physics 
(3 units) 
Major in Physics Education 

EDSC 370 
Advanced Topics in Physics for Teachers 
(3 units) 
MAJOR COURSES 

Major in Biology Education 

Bio 210 
Systematic Biology 
(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 

Chem 211 
Systematic Inorganic Chemistry 
(3 units) 
Chem 220 
Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
(3 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 
(Laboratory) 
Major in Physics Education 

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) 
Major in Mathematics Education 

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) 
COGNATES 

Major in Biology education 
(6 units) 

Bio 223 
Plant Growth and Development 
(3 units) 
Microbio 221 
Physiology of Microorganisms 
(3 units) 
Major in Chemistry education 
(6 units) 

Chem 240 
Advanced Biochemistry 
(3 units) 
Chem 250 
Chemical Thermodynamics 
(3 units) 
Major in Mathematics education 
(6 units) 

Math 231 
Foundations of Mathematics 
(3 units) 
Math 299C 
Graduate Seminar (Probability) 
(3 units) 
Major in Physics education 
(6 units)  
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 (12 units) 