Curriculum and Instruction

M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education-Science Education Track

The Science Education Track of the MS.Ed. in Secondary Education is designed to provide teachers a path to increase both their knowledge in science content and advanced pedagogies for teaching science. Students who do not have licensure in a science area can earn this degree as part of their licensure program but the General Track Sub-Plan is recommended for that purpose due to the difficulty in scheduling the science content courses.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (21 cr.)

  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)
  • Nine graduate credits in Science Education (9 cr.)
  • Nine graduate credits in one of more Science Content Areas (9 cr.)

Foundation Requirements (3 cr.)

  • Three graduate credits in the Educational Foundations area (3 cr.)

Thesis, Practicum, Field Experience, or Research Apprenticeship Requirement (6 cr.)
Options include:

  • J538 M.S. Practicum/Internship (1-6 cr.)
  • M501 Laboratory/Field Experience (0-3 cr.)
  • Q590 Independent Study or Research in Science Education (1-3 cr.)
  • S599 Masters Thesis in Secondary Education (3 cr.)

Elective Requirements (6 cr.)
Six graduate credits that must have the approval of your academic advisor (3 cr.)

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