Program of Study

2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog


Graduate Certificate in Science in Education 15 credits

Lesley University's online Graduate Certificate in Science in Education integrates STEM content areas, infuses local environmental issues as an authentic learning context, and mentors teachers in how educational research is translated into classroom practice. This program, which meets endorsement requirements in multiple US states, is designed for classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, and instructional resource persons responsible for science education in grades 1-8. The program consists of five courses, of which two are required and three may be chosen according to the participant's needs and interests or to meet state endorsement/second license requirements. Coursework fosters a hands-on, interactive approach to teaching science.

This certificate program may also be used as a specialization to fulfill some of the requirements of the M.Ed. Individually Designed Program for Educators and the M.Ed. in Educational Technology.

Please note: In certain states, a student may receive an endorsement/second license by completing this 15-credit program. It is important to check with your teacher licensing office, as additional steps may be necessary in order to meet state requirements.

Program Prerequisite: Initial teacher license or signed non-licensure agreement

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Core Courses (6 credits):

CNSCI 5100Introduction to Physical Science

3

EDSCI 5200Engineering STEM Solutions

3

Electives (9 credits):

Select three of the following 3-credit online courses:

EDSCI 6120Physics of Mechanics

3

EDSCI 6110Life Science

3

EDSCI 6115Earth and Space Science

3

EDSCI 6100Green Chemistry

3

EDSCI 6105Natural Disasters

3

CNSCI 5101Investigations in Space Science

3

CNSCI 6104Investigations in Particles, Fields and Waves

3

EDSCI 6018Learning, Design, and Robotics: Gateway to Critical Thinking

3

EDSCI 6125Sustainable Engineering

3

EDSCI 6130The Great Diseases: Teaching Infectious Diseases

3