Master of Science in Education
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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.)
  • ED 502 -  Curriculum Development (3)
  • EFD 560 - Psychological Principles of Learning (3)
  • ESE 500 - Research and Statistics in Secondary Education (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:

  • EFD 531 - Philosophy of Education (3)
  • EFD 532 - Social Foundations of 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.

*Elective (3 semester hours):          

  • By faculty advisement, 3 graduate semester hours of electives must be selected from courses numbered at the 400G or 500 levels.

34-37 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes:

  • Admission to 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.
  • 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.
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