Graduate Degree - General Science - Master of Arts for Teachers

Program:
General Science - Master of Arts for Teachers
Program Code:
3935 General Science
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Arts for Teachers
Start Term:
FS95
End Term:
US13
College:
College of Natural Science


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Natural Science

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General Science - Master of Arts for Teachers

The Master of Arts for Teachers degree program with a major in general science is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who wish to pursue graduate study in the broad area of teaching science.  To meet the needs of practicing teachers, the courses that are required for the program are offered in the summer, and after school hours.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and of the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

The requirements for admission to the master's degree program in general science include a bachelor's degree, teacher certification for grades K–8, at least 3 years of teaching experience, and current employment as a teacher in an elementary or middle school.

Requirements for the Master of Arts for Teachers Degree in General Science

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis).  A total of 30 credits is required for the degree.  The student's program of study must be approved by the student's academic advisor.  The student must meet the requirements specified below.

               
1. All of the following courses (21 credits):  
  ISE 828 Physical Science I 3
  ISE 829 Physical Science II 3
  ISE 832 Earth Science I 3
  ISE 833 Earth Science II 3
  ISE 838 Life Science I 3
  ISE 839 Life Science II 3
  ISE 889 Research for Inservice Teachers 3
  An approved school-based project that involves either developing new science instruction or a project that is designed to transform science teaching in the student's school is required for Integrated Science Education 889.  
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  TE 860 Practice and Inquiry in Science Education 3
  TE 861A Teaching Science for Understanding 3
3. Six credits of approved electives including at least one course from the Department of Teacher Education.