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    Feb 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Science Education, M.A.

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Degree Information

This Program is Closed for Admission

Minimum Total Hours: 33
CIP Code: 13.1316
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: SCE EJ


Biology (ASB)
Chemistry (ASC)
Physics (ASY)

This major shares core requirements with the M.A.T. in Science Education.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

Contact Information:

Plan I – The Plan I track is a program of graduate study designed for those with initial certification in the area of concentration (typically with a baccalaureate degree from a college of education) who desire to increase their competence in the subject specialization. It is an individually planned program of study in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Accreditation: Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Department of Education.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, geology, etc.) or coursework in a science teaching field acceptable to the program faculty. Students should provide a typed listing of science courses as part of their application. Students who do not meet this requirement can enroll in undergraduate courses prior to application. These courses will not be counted toward the master’s degree and can be taken at any regionally accredited university or community college
  • A “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale ) average or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student working for a baccalaureate degree, or students seeking admission by completing three graduate courses with a B or higher in each course while a non-degree seeking student should take: * EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement  and * EDF 6215  or 6215 Psychological Foundations and * SCE 5337  or SCE 5364, and
  • CLAST, GKT, Praxis I or GRE is required. For the GRE the following score minimums are preferred: V:430, Q:570, AW:4.
  • Proof of educational or professional experience.
  • Proof of initial certification or relevant degree (Plan I).

Curriculum Requirements

Plan I
Program of Study 33 hours minimum

Courses to be taken in the College of Arts and Sciences based on the prior background and interests of the student.

Shared Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours Minimum)

Select one from the following:

Current Trends in Teaching Concentration (3 Credit Hours Minimum)

Concentration Requirements (18 Credit Hours Minimum)

Students select from the following concentrations:

Biology (ASB)

Chemistry (ASC)

Physics (ASY)

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam will consist of a written and/or oral examination in the major area.

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