This degree is administered by a committee of representatives from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Physical Science, and Teacher Education.
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.
The program consists of 36 credit-hours of courses: 9 credit hours of teaching professional components (Educational Curriculum, Research, and Pedagogy courses), 12 credit hours of content courses in your chosen area of emphasis (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, or Physical Science), 9 credit hours of content courses in math or science outside the area of emphasis, and 6 credit hours of advisor-approved electives. 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.
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.
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. Chris Exstrom for specific admission instructions. Admission to degree work is contingent upon evaluation of transcripts.