Masters Degree in Science Education
|Major Code: 8900||Degree Awarded: Specialist in Education|
|Age Restriction: N||Admission status: graduate|
|Delivery Mode/s: classroom only||Location/s: main campus|
|Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives|
The primary emphasis of the specialist in education degree is placed on the development of specific competencies needed in science education.
The applicant to the specialist in education program must hold a master's degree in science or education with science as the teach-ing area.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the
A candidate for the specialist in education degree must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in a 30 credit hour program. Although research methodologies are included in the curriculum, no thesis is required. A three-member committee appointed by the department head and approved by the Graduate School office gives a final examination in the last semester of enrollment. A student can transfer up to 12 hours of graduate credit from other approved institutions offering at least the specialist in education degree.
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.
Candidates for the specialist in education degree must complete 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the master's degree as follows:
Must be taken at Florida Tech; exceptions may be considered only through a written petition reviewed by the department's graduate faculty.
EDS 5070 Educational StatisticsCredit Hours: 3Includes sampling procedures, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, estimation of variability, the normal distribution, differences between two groups, analysis of variance and correlation. Also includes nonparametric techniques, multivariate techniques and computer analysis of educational data.
EDS 5095 Essentials of Educational ResearchCredit Hours: 3Includes 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 5203 Theories and Trends in EducationCredit Hours: 3Provides 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.
The candidate must have earned a minimum of 21 master's degree-eligible credit hours in science beyond the bachelor's degree. These credit hours include the nine specifically required for the specialist degree and any other credit hours from approved post-baccalaureate science courses.
As approved by the head of the department.
Each student chooses an elective to fit a particular certification and/ or interest area.