Science Education M.Ed./M.S.

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Our innovative master’s degrees in science education expand upon your bachelor’s experiences. You’ll work directly with outstanding faculty to broaden your approach to teaching science in your specialization (biology, chemistry, physics, general sciences) while you earn your master’s. As a graduate of our M.Ed. program, you’ll be eligible to apply for Alabama Class A professional educator certification.

Our M.S. non-certification program provides an interdisciplinary graduate-level education for community-based or international educators who do not wish to gain teacher certification/licensure in the United States.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in science field and want to teach, check our Alternative M.Ed. option.

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Alternative M.Ed. Degree Overview

The Alternative M.Ed. degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 34 hours minimum

  • Teaching field* — 12 hours
    • General Science requires one+ courses within the broader field (e.g. BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, GEOL)
  • Professional studies* — 21 to 24 hours

*Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisor committee for your plan of study.  This coursework is in addition to the total hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.

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M.Ed. Degree Overview

The M.Ed. degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours minimum

  • Teaching Field — 12 hours
    • General Science requires one+ courses within the broader field (e.g. BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, GEOL)
  • Science Education and Professional Studies* — 18 hours

*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.

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M.S. Degree Overview

The M.S. degree does not lead to professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours minimum

  • Science education courses — 9 hours
  • Orientation to teaching and learning — 1 hour
  • Electives — 18 hours
  • Capstone in teaching and learning – 2 hours
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Admissions

Prerequisites

  • GPA 2.75
  • Clear Background Check
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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • June 15 for Fall Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

Application Information

When applying to The Graduate School, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • GRE score
  • 3 references
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Graduate school application and payment
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Cost & Financial Support

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