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Master of Education in Elementary Science Education

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.


EDS 5081 Research 1 or EDS 5250 Case Study: Science Education 3
EDS 5095 Essentials of Educational Research 3
EDS 5120 Content and Methods in Science Education for Lower-level Elementary Grades 4
EDS 5130 Content and Methods in Science Education for Upper-level Elementary Grades 4
EDS 5203 Theories and Trends in Educations 3
EDS 5298 Current Topics in Science Education 3
EDS 5420 Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science Content or EDS 5430 Methods for Environmental Problems and Issue Investigation 3
   Electives 7