Department of Curriculum and
MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
There are two options for master's degree study in education, for
students who are not seeking certification: The Master of Arts is
intended for a broad range of students, requiring only a strong
undergraduate preparation in science for admission; the Master of
Education Teacher Leadership track is intended for experienced
Students pursing a Master of Arts in
Science Education design a program of at least 30 credits in
consultation with their advisors, distributing work in four categories:
Department/college core requirements: 6-9 credits
EDMS 645 - Quantitative Research Methods I – 3 credits
EDCI 696 (or equivalent) - Conducting Research on Teaching – 3
(for non-thesis option)
EDCI 799 – Master’s Research Thesis – 6 credits (for thesis option)
Science courses: 9 credits
These are courses in or related to the student's field of
specialization (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics...).
III. Science education courses: 9 credits
EDCI 670 – Trends in School Curriculum: Science – 3
EDCI 770 – Foundations of Science Education – 3
Elective in science education – 3 credits.
Additional electives – 3-6 credits.
Students are also required to complete 3-6 hour comprehensive
examinations, which they arrange with their advisors.
For information on the Master of Education Teacher Leadership track,
please see the Department's graduate
Science Teaching Center.
Last updated 12/14/05 by David