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Science Education

Before - Stream A:  Master of Science Education Degree in Middle School Science Education, Initial Certification

If admitted 2007 or earlier

  • Total Credits: 52-53
  • Required Courses (40 credits):

SCI 1403E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 1404E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4101E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 4102E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4103E: Nature of Scientific Knowledge (3 credits)
EDUC 0500A: Adolescent Learning and Development (3 credits)
EDUC 0501A: Field Work in Adolescent Learning and Development (1 credit)
EDUC 0600A: Issues for Secondary Schoolteachers: Special Education, Second Language Acquisition and Literacy (3 credits)
EDUC 0601A: Field Work in Issues for Secondary School Teachers: Special Education, Second Language Acquisition and Literacy (1 credit)
EDSE 3101E: Teaching Science in Middle Schools (3 credits)
EDSE 3900I: Curriculum and Instruction in Science (3 credits)
Child Abuse and Health Education Seminar (0 credits)
EDSE 0600G: Student Teaching and Teacher Education Seminar (3 credits)*
EDSE 1201E: Middle School Literacy (4 credits)

  • Elective Courses (12 -13 credits):

Graduate courses in science (9 credits)#
One of the following:
Choice 1 - EDSE 0200I: Masters project (3 credits)
Choice 2 - EDUC 0000I: Introduction to Educational Research (2 credits) AND EDUC 0100I: Individual Study in Educational Research (2 credits)

  • Additional requirement:

Sufficient concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics: Determined in consultation with advisor.

* Prerequisites for student teaching include completion of education course work, standardized exams (LAST, ATS-W, and CST), and meeting with science education advisor and field work coordinator early in the semester preceding student teaching.

# Selected in consultation with a program advisor.

Any changes or deviations from the above program requirements must obtain written advisor approval.

If admitted after 2007 but before summer 2011

  • Total Credits: 52
  • Required Courses (43 credits):

SCI 1403E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 1404E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4101E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 4102E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4103E: Nature of Science (3 credits)
EDUC 0500A: Adolescent Learning and Development (3 credits)
EDUC 0600A: Issues for Secondary Schoolteachers: Special Education, Second Language Acquisition and Literacy (3 credits)
EDSE 3101E: Teaching Science in Middle Schools (4 credits)
EDSE 3900I: Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education (4 credits)
EDSE 0600G: Teaching Practicum in Middle Level Education (3 credits)*
EDSE 1201E: Middle School Literacy (4 credits)
EDSE 0200I: Masters project (3 credits)^

  • Graduate courses in science (9 credits)#
  • Additional requirement:

Sufficient concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics: Determined in consultation with advisor.

* Prerequisites for student teaching include completion of education course work, standardized exams (LAST, ATS-W, and CST in one of the sciences), and meeting with science education advisor and field work coordinator early in the semester preceding student teaching.

# Selected in consultation with a program advisor.

^ Prerequisites for Masters Project include completion of all other course work, possession of CST score report in a science, and permission of advisor.

Any changes or deviations from the above program requirements must obtain written advisor approval.

If admitted for summer 2011 but before summer 2013

  • Total Credits: 54
  • Required Courses (45 credits):

SCI 1403E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 1404E: Physical Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4101E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 1 (4 credits)
SCI 4102E: Life Science for Middle School Teachers 2 (4 credits)
SCI 4103E: Nature of Science (3 credits)
EDUC 0500A: Adolescent Learning and Development (3 credits)
EDSE 0600A: Issues for Secondary Schoolteachers (2 credits)
EDLS 5000K: Introduction to Inclusive Education (3 credits)
EDSE 3101E: Teaching Science in Middle Schools (4 credits)
EDSE 3900I: Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education (4 credits)
EDSE 0600G: Teaching Practicum in Middle Level Education (3 credits)*
EDSE 1201E: Middle School Literacy (4 credits)
EDSE 0202I: Masters project: Science (3 credits)^

  • Graduate courses in science (9 credits)#
  • Additional requirement:

Sufficient concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics: Determined in consultation with advisor.

* Prerequisites for student teaching include completion of education course work, standardized exams (LAST, ATS-W, and CST in one of the sciences), and meeting with science education advisor and field work coordinator early in the semester preceding student teaching.

# Selected in consultation with a program advisor.

^ Prerequisites for Masters Project include completion of all other course work, possession of CST score report in a science, and permission of advisor.

Any changes or deviations from the above program requirements must obtain written advisor approval.