2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Teaching: Science M.S.Ed.

CIP: 131316


Core Requirements

EDUC 61695Philosophy of Education



EDUC 61649Issues in Education



EDUC 61682Improvement of Instruction through Action Research


EDUC 61683Action Research Paper


Subject Field Requirements

Education Requirements

EDUC 61650Improvement of Teaching


EDUC 61651Seminar and Practicum in Teaching


Science Requirements

SCED 28682Seminar in Science Education


SCED 28684Science Assessment and Evaluation


SCED 28686Curriculum Development in Science


Electives from 500- and 600-level courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, physical science, statistics, computer science or science education


Unspecified Electives (6)

Total Credit Hours: 32

Program Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 (4.00 scale) and a minimum composite score of 280 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test will be accepted. The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but not later than the end of the first trimester of enrollment. If the score is not submitted by the end of the first trimester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted. Students who do not meet the cutoff score of 280 may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first nine graduate hours in science.

Writing Sample

Students must complete a writing assessment administered by the Department of Natural Sciences during their first trimester of enrollment. Any student who fails the writing assessment must repeat the assessment within three weeks. Any student who fails the second writing assessment will meet with the chairperson of the department to establish a program of remediation.

Comprehensive Examination

The content of the comprehensive examination will be equally divided between those courses required in education and the science area. The School of Education and the Department of Natural Sciences are responsible for the scheduling, construction, and evaluation of their respective portions of the comprehensive examination. The degree candidate must pass both portions of the examination.