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Areas of Specialization
Biology, Chemistry, General Science, or Physics Education
Statement of Purpose
The Secondary Science Education Program through course work and field experiences strives to prepare students to become teachers that are committed, confident, effective, and dedicated to the teaching profession. Secondary science educators demonstrate the knowledge, skills, dispositions and characteristics essential for providing enriched learning experiences designed to engage students in the meaningful learning and understanding of science developmentally appropriate for students from grades 6-12. Moreover, in this increasingly diverse, technological society the secondary science program prepares science teacher to be reflective practitioners, exhibit professionalism, and promote equity, social justice, and diversity in the science classroom.
There are two master's degree options (Traditional M. Ed. and Traditional M. S.) extend the undergraduate preparation of science teachers for middle grades 4-8 and secondary grades 6-12. The purpose of the Science Education master's degree program in building upon the undergraduate science education degree program is to strengthen science educators' skills and competencies to teach science on the middle and secondary grade level. This program is designed for students to attain their master's level (A-level) teacher certification. The courses required are designed to enhance students' current knowledge and skills on pedagogical techniques in science-related content, educational psychology, curriculum and teaching, evaluation of teaching and learning, and foundations of education. This master's degree program serves to extend students knowledge, skills, and competency levels in preparation for a diverse, ever-changing scientific and technological world.
General Program Information
Program Checklists (coursework)
Course Substitution Request (a form for pre-approval of substitutions for required coursework in state-approved certification programs)
Distance Learning Option
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011