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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Education, MA

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The MA in science education is specifically designed for individuals who intend to teach in a community college or junior college setting or who simply wish to increase their expertise in a science content area. The program is open to those students who hold undergraduate degrees in science education or in a science content area.

Admission requirements: Satisfactory entrance examination score; minimum GPA of 2.7 on all undergraduate work or a minimum GPA of 3.0 for classes taken in the senior year or in the undergraduate major; favorable recommendation from the departmental admission committee.

Course requirements: A minimum of 36 s.h. is required, with at least 18 s.h. at the 6000 level or above. The specific program of courses must meet the requirements below and be approved by the student’s advisor.

 Note: This program is currently not accepting applications.  

1. A minimum of 18 s.h. of concentration in either biological, physical, and/or earth science.

Appropriate prefixes include BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.

2. Six s.h. of suitable electives taken under advisement.

3. Twelve s.h. of course work in science education, including specified core courses.


A thesis is required. A comprehensive examination in science education must be passed at the completion of the program.

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