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Masters Program Overview

Mission

Michigan State University’s College of Education and College of Natural Science Education jointly offer a variety of Masters Degree program in science education. The mission of the program is to equip practicing teachers with a knowledge, skills, and strategies for teaching science. Programs are designed to meet the busy schedules of teachers. Courses are usually offered over the summer or on weekday evenings.

 

Program Requirements

Michigan State University’s College of Education and College of Natural Science Education jointly offer a variety of master degree programs in science education. The mission of these programs are to equip practicing teachers with knowledge, skills, and strategies for teaching science. Biology, chemistry, environmental education, physical science, physics, and general science education are examples of the emphasis areas which are offered as part of the master degree program. Programs are designed to meet the busy schedules of teachers. Courses are usually offered over the summer or on weekday evenings.


For more information, please contact:

Merle Heidemann, Director
Michigan State University
Division of Science and Mathematics Education
118 North Kedzie Lab
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-2152, Ext. 107
E-mail: heidema2@msu.edu

 

Master Level Science Degree Programs


Master’s of Arts – Teaching in General Science for K-8 Teachers

Michigan State University’s Colleges of Natural Science and Education jointly offer a Master’s of Arts – Teaching in General Science for K-8 Teachers. This program allows candidates to take science courses tailored specifically for K-8 teachers in conjunction with courses exploring new techniques of teaching math and science. The science content courses offered summers were developed by the College of Natural Science’s Division of Science and Mathematics Education with input from practicing teachers. They are taught by qualified secondary science teachers with extensive experience in meeting the needs of K-8 teachers. All courses use the Michigan Curriculum Framework for Science and AAAS’s Benchmarks as guidelines. The pedagogy courses, taught by science and math education experts in the College of Education, are usually offered weekday evenings during the school year.


Master of Science Degree Program in Physical Science for Secondary Science Teachers

The Master of Science Degree Program in Physical Sciences is for secondary science teachers who are looking expand their knowledge about physical science. The degree program is focused on chemistry, physics, earth science or physical science. Candidates complete a minimum of 30 semester hour credits, and submit an approved thesis to the Graduate School. Up to nine credits may be transferred from other Universities/Colleges with the approval of the candidate’s advisory committee. Each degree candidate will have a thesis advisory committee composed of three MSU faculty members. These will be appointed by a thesis advisor. The program allows for extensive networking among committed teachers of chemistry, physics and earth science.


Master of Science Degree Program in Biological Science for Secondary Science Teachers

The Master of Science Degree Program in Biological Sciences is for secondary science teachers who are looking expand their knowledge about biology. The degree program will expand candidates’ content and pedagogical knowledge. It also allows for networking among committed biology teachers. Candidates complete a minimum of 30 semester hour credits, and submit an approved thesis to the Graduate School. Up to nine credits may be transferred from other Universities/Colleges with the approval of the candidate’s advisory committee. Each degree candidate will have a thesis advisory committee composed of three MSU faculty members. These will be appointed by a thesis advisor.

 
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