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    Master of Science Education

    The objective of the master’s degree program is to provide practicing teachers or individuals in education-related fields with advanced education in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. These advanced studies will enhance graduates’ abilities to provide meaningful instruction, to critically analyze and implement empirical research findings in mathematics and science curriculum, and to become leaders in education at the state or local levels.

    A thesis is not required for this program. Candidates are required to take a total of 33 credits; 18 core course credits, 6 elective credits, and 9 credits from discipline specific mathematics courses.

    ??Core Requirements

    Clinical Supervision 3 Credits
    Research and Evaluation 3 Credits
    Mathematics Curriculum 3 Credits
    Advanced Learning Theory 3 Credits
    Advanced Strategies: Science 3 Credits
    Informal Education Practicum 3 Credits
    Total 18 Credits

    ??Elective Requirements

    Inquiry and Problem Solving 3 Credits
    Plus one of the following:
    • Nature of Science
    • Professional Development & Practicum in Science
    • History/Philosophy of Science
    • Action Research
    3 credits
    Total 6 Credits
    Selected Coursework from Discipline
    specific Science Courses
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • * Exceptions can be made for other science disciplines with special permission
    9 Credits
    Total Minimum Credits 33 Credits
    Maximum Transfer of Graduate
    Credits from Master's
    9 Credits

    ??Admission Criteria

    Admission to the Master program in science education requires the following:
    • Bachelor Degree in science. A candidate with a degree in another field is eligible for admission provided he or she has a documented successful experience working with school-age youth.
    • A minimum combined GRE score of 1200 (verbal, analytical, quantitative
    • TOEFL (minimum score of 600/250/100) paper-based/computer-based/internet-based
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required
    • Professional statement of goals/objectives (2 pages)
    • Vita
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • An interview may be required

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