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

  • 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)1
EDSE 7603G: Seminar in Teaching in Secondary Schools (2 credits)1
EDSE 1900G: Workshops on Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and Other Professional Topics (0 credits)1
EDSE 7202I: Masters Project: Science (3 credits)2

  • 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 4104E: Science in the Urban Environment

SCIE 4105E: 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)3

1 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.

2 In order to enroll in EDSE 7202I, you must be in your last year in the program, have a GPA of at least 3.0, have passed a CST in science, and obtain permission of program advisor during an in-person meeting in the previous semester.

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

These are the requirements if admitted for summer 2013 or later

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

If admitted before summer 2019

Please consult with the Science Education Program Director (Professor Yael Wyner, ) as soon as you decide you may be interested in pursuing this program.

Last Updated: 04/13/2022 11:07