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Stream A: Master of Arts Degree in Science Education, Initial Certification

Science Education

Stream A: Master of Arts Degree in Science Education, Initial Certification

If admitted for summer 2013 or later

Total Credits: 38

  • Required Courses (26 credits):

EDSE 7600A: Issues for Secondary School Teachers (2 credits)
SPED 5000K: Introduction to Inclusive Education (3 credits)
EDSE 1200E: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (3 credits)
EDSE 3100E: Teaching Science in Secondary Schools (4 credits)
EDSE 3105E: Adolescent Learning of Science (1 credit)
EDSE 3900I: Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education (4 credits)
EDSE 7600G: Student Teaching in Middle and Secondary Education (4 credits)*
EDSE 7603G: Seminar in Teaching in Secondary Schools (2 credits)*
EDSE 1900G: Workshops on Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and Other Professional Topics (0 credits)*
EDSE 7202I: Masters Project: Science (3 credits)

  • Required Science Courses for the Science Certification Areas (6 credits):

Certification Area

Required Courses in Science Education 
(6 credits)


BIOE 7100E: Modern Concepts in Biology I

BIOE 7200E: Modern Concepts in Biology II


SCIE 7104E: Science in the Urban Environment

SCIE 7105E: Principles of Atomic Theory

Earth Science

SCIE 4104E: Environmental Systems Science

EAS C0400: Earth Systems Science


PHYSE 1401E: Development of Knowledge in Physics I

PHYSE 1402E: Development of Knowledge in Physics II

  • Elective Courses in Science (6 credits)#

* Prerequisites for student teaching include completion of education course work, standardized exams, and meeting with science education advisor and field work coordinator early in the semester preceding student teaching.

# Selected in consultation with a program advisor. Courses designated "for middle school teachers" can not count.

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

If admitted before summer 2013