Information for Current Students- Program Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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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]
  • EHD 573 – 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 concurrently 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 to strengthen content of pedagogy [12 credits]