Science Education

Master of Arts in Science Education Degree

This major requires as a prerequisite a bachelor's degree (teaching preferred) with a major in science or in a specific science discipline. Teacher licensure is a prerequisite for completing the program approval process for this major.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours, including 6 hours of SCI ED 6299 for thesis research and writing, is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32 semester hours, including completion of a creative component, is required for the non-thesis option. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 17 hours of 200-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 14 hours of 200-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Required Courses

Science and Science Education: SCI ED 6700SCI ED 6800SCI ED 6900SCI ED 6600SCI ED 6500 11 hrs
Thesis or non-thesis option 19 or 21 hrs
Total 30 or 32 hrs

Thesis Option

Research: SCI ED 6299 6 hrs
Courses from the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences 8 hrs
Electives from Education or Science and Science Education 5 hrs
Total 19 hrs

Non-Thesis Option

Research: SCI ED 6299
3 hrs
Courses from the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
11 hrs
Electives from Education or Science and Science education
7 hrs
Total
21 hrs