Science/Math Education Program Information and Admission Requirements

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Professional Teaching Certificate Option in Science/Math Education

This degree is coordinated by the Department of Biology, with oversight by a committee of representatives from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Physical Science, and Teacher Education.

An Interdisciplinary Program

The Master of Science in Education Degree in Science/Math Education is offered in the sciences and mathematics for students who wish to broaden their background in teaching fields. Students must be certified to teach in an area of science (biology, chemistry, physics, physical science) or mathematics and meet the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research to be eligible for this program. A student interested in pursuing the M.S.Ed. Degree in Science/Math Education should contact the chairman of the Graduate Program Committee for specific information concerning admission criteria and degree work. A student will be assigned an advisor from the appropriate discipline. All courses for a program of study/degree audit must be approved by the advisor prior to enrollment by the student.

Course Requirements

Students select one academic area of emphasis in an area of endorsement (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Physical Science) and take courses in at least two other areas. Selection of the course options for a specific program should be made with the advisor before enrollment in the courses in order to develop the most effective and efficient program.

Final Examination

Candidates for the degree must demonstrate proficiency in their field of study via satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination, taken during the final semester of enrollment.

Admission Information

To qualify for work on this degree, a student must have an endorsement in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physics, or Physical Science and meet the general requirements for entrance to graduate studies. Applicants with middle-grades endorsements may need to meet additional admission requirements to qualify for full admission. Contact Dr. Kerri Farnsworth-Hoback (344 Bruner Hall/308-865-8410/ for specific admission instructions. Admission to degree work is contingent upon evaluation of transcripts.

21 Jun 2011