At the Center
for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), we are dedicated to advancing mathematics and
science education at local, state, and national levels. We are a an
interdisciplinary community of scholars at San Diego State University engaged
in research, curriculum development and dissemination, publications,
presentations, and leadership roles in the community.
CRMSE also houses the Professional Development Collaborative (PDC).
Our online newsletter, The Quest, is published annually.
Makes CRMSE Unique
- Interdisciplinary Collaboration. CRMSE faculty active collaborate across six departments in both the College
of Sciences and the College of Education.
- External Funding. CRMSE faculty have secured nearly $50 million
to conduct educational research since 2000. The funds have largely come from the
National Science Foundation.
- Integration of Scientific Research in Education with
Implementation Projects. CRMSE faculty and staff conduct basic research on the
nature and evolution of learning mathematics and science. Findings from this research are implemented through CRMSE initiatives and projects.
- Reputation. CRMSE and its faculty have built a strong national and international reputation through: (a) numerous publications by faculty in top refereed journals
and books; (b) the hosting of three national and international conferences; (c)
CRMSE’s role as the headquarters for the Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators, and (d) the International Visiting Scholars Program.
of Doctoral Program. The Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSED),
operated jointly between CRMSE members at SDSU and faculty at UCSD, is helping
to meet a critical need for researchers in mathematics and science education. CRMSE
is uniquely qualified to address this critical shortage because MSED students
are required to enter with a master’s degree in mathematics, biology, physics