Science Education

Core Courses

All three MA options (Science Education, Physics Emphasis, or Earth Science Emphasis) require the five Science Education Core courses listed below in order of when they are offered. 

Number

Title

Credits

Term offered

SCI ED 6700

History, Philosophy and the Nature of Science

2

Odd summers

SCI ED 6800

Teaching-Learning Models in Science Education

2

Odd falls

SCI ED 6500

Research Methods in Science Education

3

Even springs

SCI ED 6900

Trends and Issues in Science Education

2

Even summers

SCI ED 6600

Developing Science Curricula

2

Even falls

Total

11

 

Courses are offered on-line with synchronous instruction via video conferencing in the evenings, allowing students to interact with faculty and classmates in an active learning environment. The sequence of courses coincides with the start of each new cohort of students every odd numbered Summer term (2019, 2021, etc.)

Full-time teachers enrolled in the program part-time are strongly encouraged not to exceed 3-4 credits of graduate course work per semester. However, many teachers opt to take more during the summer months.