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Master of Science in Education

MAJOR: SECONDARY EDUCATION

TEACHING FIELD: BIOLOGY (6-12)


Core Requirements (19-22 semester hours):

  •   ED 500    Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)
                     (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)
  •   ESE 500  Research and Statistics in Secondary Education (3)
  •   ESE 502  Curriculum Development in Secondary Schools (3)
  •   EFD 560  Psychological Principles of Learning (3)
  •   ESE 567  Literacy Theory and Practice (3)
  •   ESE 573  Critical Inquiry in Biology and General Science (3)
  • *SPE 500  Survey Course in Special Education (3)

            *Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or
              graduate level must take SPE 500.

Choose one from the following:

  •  ESE 531  Philosophy of Adolescent Education (3)
  •  EAD 564  Law and Politics of Education (3)

Teaching Field Requirements (12 semester hours):

  •  By faculty advisement, select 12 graduate semester hours in biology or marine biology.
  •  At least 6 of the 12 semester hours selected must be numbered at the 500 level.

                                                 31-34* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes:

  • Eligibility for this program requires fourth-year (bachelor’s) teaching certification in biology or general science.
  • Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in biology (6-12).  Students who hold a current certificate in General Science must pass the appropriate Praxis II exam for Biology prior to certification application for the Class A certificate in Biology.
  • Candidates eligible (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit). Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education and the Director of Graduate Studies.  
  • This major requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the course work in the teaching field. Transfer credit cannot be used to raise the GPA in this teaching field course work to the required 3.0. A 3.25 GPA is required for completion of this major effective July 1, 2017 and thereafter.   
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at http://www.livetext.com.
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