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Joseph Krajcik

 Lappan-Phillips Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Iowa
 114 Erickson
 517-355-8449
Joseph Krajcik is Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and director of the CREATE for STEM Institute. A former high school chemistry and physical science teacher, Krajcik spent 21 years at the University of Michigan before coming to MSU in 2011. During his career, he has focused on working with science teachers to reform science teaching practices to promote students’ engagement in and learning of science. He was principal investigator on a National Science Foundation project that aims to design, develop and test the next generation of middle school curriculum materials to engage students in obtaining deep understandings of science content and practices. He served as head of the Physical Science Design Team to develop the Next Generation Science Standards. Krajcik, along with Professor Angela Calabrese Barton from MSU, served as co-editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Krajcik has authored and co-authored curriculum materials, books, software and over 100 manuscripts, and makes frequent presentations at international, national and regional conferences. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), from which he received the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award in 2010.

Areas of Expertise:

Active Grants:

  • National Institutes of Health
    A New Genomic Framework for Schools and Communities
  • National Science Foundation
    Collaborative Research: Designing Assessments in Physical Science for the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    LEVERS: Leveraging Engagement and Vision to Encourage Retention in STEM
  • National Science Foundation
    Collaborative Research: Supporting Secondary Students in Building External Models
  • National Science Foundation
    Exploring Potential Learning Trajectories for the Energy Concept in Middle School
  • National Science Foundation
    PIRE: Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (University of Illinois)
    Designing Next Generation Assessments to Support the Teaching and Learning of Life Science
  • George Lucas Educational Foundation
    Multiple Literacies in Project Based Learning