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 program coordinator 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), 6 credit hours of content courses in math or science outside the area of emphasis, 6 credit hours of advisor-approved electives, and the 3 credit-hour capstone course. The electives hours may consist of additional courses in the major emphasis area in order to meet the new requirement from the Higher Learning Commission that dual-enrollment teachers possess a master's degree with at least 18 credit hours in the subject area taught.
Candidates for the degree must demonstrate proficiency in their field of study via satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination, taken during the capstone course.
More admission information can be found at the following website: http://www.unk.edu/SciMath.