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Destinee Cooper in science classroom with students.

Destinee Cooper has accumulated some impressive credentials, including a master’s degree in chemistry education from Stanford University, experience as a Knowles teaching fellow, and placement in Clemson’s new Bridge to Doctorate Graduate Fellowship program. Destinee, who is working with Dr. Matthew Voigt, said she plans to focus on equity and access in STEM education and is interested in becoming a professor. Her degree program is off to a great start, she said.

“I know it’s a large school, but all of my classes are really small,” Destinee said. “I feel like I know my classmates already. We know each other by name, we have really rich discussions and we’re all really passionate about this.”

Our ESED Ph.D. Program provides a rich curriculum with a focus on STEM Education. To view requirements or apply to the program, please visit our ESED Admissions page.

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ESE Seminar SeriesFall 2023 Seminar Series
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"The Engineering and Science Education Department at Clemson University provided me with the tools and resources to succeed. The faculty mentored me in ways that pushed me to think critically about my research and education but also supported my growth and development in a nurturing environment. I am truly grateful to be an alumna of such a unique and innovative program." - Allison Godwin, Ph.D.

Engineering and Science Education Ph.D. Program

The Clemson University ESED Ph.D. program provides a rich curriculum with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Applicants should at least have a master's degree in a STEM discipline.

The deadline for applications for the Ph.D. program for full consideration for admission and funding is December 1 of each year. There will be a second round of consideration for any remaining places in the incoming fall cohort starting February 1.

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Additional Academic Opportunities

Clemson University and the Department of Engineering and Science Education offer additional ways to expand academic opportunities and experiences. Please visit the ESED Academics page for more details.

  • Certificate Program
  • Bridge to Doctorate

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Teri Garrett Student Success Fund

Teri Garrett retired in June 2021 after serving as the office manager of the Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) since 2016. We have established the Teri Garrett Student Success Fund in honor of Teri’s dedication to students and their well-being. The fund will be used as a source for a biannual award (up to $500) given to a current ESED Ph.D. student through an application process.

Teri embodies the focus of the ESED community on student success and well-being. She has been a steadfast advocate for our students, a shoulder to lean on (or cry on), and an unfailing resource for anyone who needs assistance. Teri’s ability to cut through red tape and get things done on behalf of our students is remarkable. We can think of no better way to honor her than by creating an award in her name to continue the attentive care she has given to students through the years.

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