2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Science in Education (1-8) 33 credits

Bridging Research and Practice

This program of study has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6) or Middle School General Science (5-8) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The online Science in Education program, which is aligned with national and state science education standards, is designed for classroom teachers and curriculum specialists responsible for elementary and/or middle school science education. This program focuses on the integration of STEM content areas, infuses local environmental issues as an authentic learning context, and mentors teachers in how educational research is translated into classroom practice. The program encourages Master's degree candidates to take a hands-on approach to teaching science and engineering through inquiry-based pedagogy, within the context of our local communities, integrated into daily practices. Students in the program are required to take five science content courses, four pedagogy courses, and two elective courses.

Program Prerequisites:

  • For Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6)
  • For Professional Teacher License n Middle School General Science (5-8): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Middle School General Science (5-8)
  • For non-licensure: a signed non-licensure agreement

Program of Study

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

Required Courses (27 credits):

CNSCI 5100Introduction to Physical Science

3

EDSCI 5200Engineering STEM Solutions

3

EDSCI 6120Physics of Mechanics

3

EDSCI 6110Life Science

3

EDSCI 6115Earth and Space Science

3

EEDUC 7117Investigating Equitable Science Classrooms

3

EEDUC 6134Science Curriculum Designed for Understanding

3

EEDUC 7115Assessment for Learning in the Science Classroom

3

EEDUC 7122Science and Science Education Research Seminar

3

EEDUC 7122: capstone course, taken as last course in the program

Electives (6 credits):

Select two of the following 3-credit courses:

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