More about CRMSE:    History      Advisory Board     Collaborators     Connections     Outreach


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 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.

What Makes CRMSE Unique

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: CRMSE faculty actively collaborate across six departments in both the College of Sciences and the College of Education.

  • External Funding: CRMSE faculty have secured around $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.

  • Uniqueness 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 or chemistry.