Welcome to the Institute
The George G. Mallinson Institute for Science Education is a research-oriented unit that is devoted to science education and to the study and improvement of how people teach and learn science.
The Institute teaches undergraduate science courses for elementary education majors and offers two graduate degree programs. The Master's in Science Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education degrees are offered for teachers of science at both K-12 and college levels. The graduate programs are science content focused with attention to effective pedagogy. The Institute offers a unique program of concurrent-enrollment between the Institute and five science departments at WMU. Students concurrently enroll in one of five master's programs in science along with doctoral enrollment at the Institute in science education. This program is ideal preparation for college level science teaching and for research in science education.
The Mallinson Institute is also the home for SAMPI, Science and Mathematics Program Improvement, whose staff evaluate the efficacy of education programs, especially in mathematics and science.