Master of Education in Elementary Science

8118
Master of Education
Classroom, Lab
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8118 Degree Awarded: Master of Education
Age Restriction: N Admission status: graduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom, lab Location/s: main campus
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives  

This degree program is designed for the elementary school teacher and focuses on the theory and practice of teaching, and provides professional development that is applicable to teaching science in the elementary classroom.

Admission Requirements

This program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree or better, and are currently teaching in grades 1-6. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or better for regular admission and should submit a résumé, statement of objectives and three letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Education in Elementary Science Education is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 credit hours as specified in an approved program plan, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and who have received a passing grade on the final program oral examination taken during the last semester of registration.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master's degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.

Curriculum
Complete:
  • EDS 5095 Essentials of Educational Research
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes research skills and related competencies involved in the planning, conducting and reporting of applied research studies of the type required for a graduate degree.
  • EDS 5120 Content and Methods in Science Education for Lower-Level Elementary Grades
    Credit Hours: 4
    Examines the science content supporting the Sunshine State Standards for science applicable to early elementary grades. Emphasizes teaching approaches that incorporate hands-on inquiry experiences and computer technology.
    Requirement(s):
    Instructor approval
  • EDS 5130 Content and Methods in Science Education for Upper-Level Elementary Grades
    Credit Hours: 4
    Examines the science content supporting the Sunshine State Standards for science applicable to upper elementary grades. Emphasizes teaching approaches that incorporate hands-on inquiry experiences and computer technology.
    Requirement(s):
    Instructor approval
  • EDS 5203 Theories and Trends in Education
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an overview of human development and learning. Topics include behavioral, social and cognitive learning theories. Emphasizes the application and implications of these theories to educational practice. Includes student review of research articles and other publications that relate to human development and learning theories.
  • EDS 5298 Current Topics in Science Education
    Credit Hours: 3
    Selected current topics in science education.
  • Electives Credit Hours: 7
Select one course:
  • EDS 5081 Research 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Individual research work conducted under the supervision of a science education faculty member.
  • EDS 5250 Case Study: Science Education
    Credit Hours: 1
    Involves an in-depth study of a specific issue or topic in science education. Allows a student with a special interest in science education to pursue guided study in that area.
    Requirement(s):
    Instructor approval
Select one course:
  • EDS 5420 Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science Content
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on concepts in ecology and environmental science, and principles for teaching and learning concepts. Introduces students to models for teaching/learning concepts and generating lessons using selected models. Concludes with an analysis of educational materials.
  • EDS 5430 Methods for Environmental Problems and Issue Investigation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on skills for analyzing, investigating and evaluating environmental problems and issues. Students practice these skills and apply them in an investigation on a selected problem/issue. Other topics include skill-based teaching strategies and emphasis on these skills in programs and print materials.
Total Credits Required: 30