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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

CORE REQUIREMENTS — 19 credits

  • Two graduate level courses integrating content, research findings, and pedagogy. These courses are being developed during 2001-2 with support from the U.S. Department of Education in Physics and Astronomy, Earth Sciences, and Mathematics…….… 6 credits
  • One graduate seminar in discipline-specific education research…… 1 credit
  • One graduate educational psychology course targeted for mathematics and science teachers, developed during 2002-3 with support from the U.S. Department of Education……………………………………………………………. 3 credits
  • EDS 521 Education Statistical Methods………………………………….…… 3 credits
  • Supervised practice as a teaching assistant for two semester-long courses.
  • A documented experience working with students from groups under-represented in science and mathematics (required for MST students seeking initial certification)
  • A Master’s thesis on a topic in science or mathematics education research….. 6 credits

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS — 12 credits

Beyond the core requirements, each student is required to take:

  • (1) Two additional 400-600 level courses to strengthen content or pedagogy (For students working toward certification, EDC 533 and
    SED 402)…………………. 6 credits
  • (2) A practicum that consists of supervised student teaching at the high school level, jointly supervised by the College of Education and Human Development and a faculty liaison from the department of the student’s concentration

or

  • Six additional credits of content-rich courses………………………. 6 credits
 


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