Master of Science in Teaching

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Jesse Wilcox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515.271.3697
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311


B.S., M.A.T., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Honors & Professional Memberships


  • 2016 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award Awarded by Grand View University
  • 2011 Excellence in Science Teaching Award Awarded by the Iowa Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers Awarded by the National Science Teachers Association

Professional Memberships

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Iowa Academy of Science (IAS)
  • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
  • International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (IHPST)
  • North Central Association for Science Teacher Education (NC-ASTE)
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST)

Prior Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Education Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

Areas of Expertise

  • Nature of Science
  • Teacher Induction
  • Epistemological Beliefs
  • Research-based Pedagogical Decision-making
  • Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education
  • Elementary Science Teaching
  • STEM Education

Courses Taught

  • Problem-based Learning
  • Effective Teaching II
  • Culturally Proficient Capstone
  • Engineering and Technological Design
  • Introduction to Education
  • Elementary Science Methods
  • Secondary Science Methods
  • Science Methods & the Nature of Science
  • Essentials of Effective Instruction
  • Critical Issues in Teacher Leadership
  • Student Development and Learning Theory 
SOE News
February 22, 2018
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