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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

CORE REQUIREMENTS — 19 credits

  • Two graduate level teaching methods courses integrating content, research findings, and pedagogy (SMT 501 – 506)……………………………………………………………………….. 6 credits
  • SMT 588 – Seminar in Science and Mathematics Education Research …………………….. 1 credit
  • SMT 500 – Educational Psychology with Applications to Science and Mathematics                             Teaching and Learning……………………………………………………………………………. 3 credits
  • EDS 521 – Statistical Methods in Education I ……………………………………………..…… 3 credits
  • INT 601 – Responsible Conduct of Research …………………………………………………… 1 credit
  • A Master’s thesis on a topic in science or mathematics education research……………….. 5 credits
  • Supervised practice as a teaching assistant for two semester-long courses

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS — 12 credits

For students seeking initial teacher certification:

  • SED 402 or SED 500 – Adapting Instruction for Students with Disabilities ………………… 3 credits
  • One additional 400-600 level course to strengthen content or pedagogy ……………..…. 3 credits
  • SMT 591 – A practicum that consists of supervised student teaching at the                                          high school level ……………………………………………………………………………………. 5 credits
  • SMT 590 – Seminar for Teaching Interns (taken conurrently with SMT 591) ……………….. 1 credit
  • A documented experience working with students from groups under-represented                               in science and mathematics

For students NOT seeking certification:

  • Twelve additional credits of content-rich courses……………………………………..…..…. 12 credits
 


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