Secondary Education: Sciences, EDM

for the degree of Master of Education in Secondary Education, Sciences Concentration

Program Requirements  

 with teacher licensure

Psychological Foundations Courses in Educational Psychology
Select one of the following:4
Psychology of Learning in Education
Child Language and Education
Sociocultural Influence on Learning
Adjustment in School Settings
Personality and Soc Dev
Psychology of Classroom Management
Adult Learning and Development
Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology
Early Adolescent Development
Assessing Student Performance
Developments in Educational Psychology
Global Issues in Learning
Philosophical and Social Foundations Courses in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Select one of the following:4
Poli & Cultural Context of Ed
History of American Education
Asian American Education
Historical & Social Barriers
Professional Ethics in Education
School and Society
Critical Thinking in Education
Aesthetic Education
Technology & Educational Reform
Sociology of Education
Racial and Ethnic Families
Race, Educational Policy, and Sociology
Politics of Education
Economics of Education
Elective Hours:24
400/500-Level Hours Required: 12 hours (Independent Study included)
500-Level Hours Required in Education:12 hours
Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (min/max applied toward degree):0-8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements:

Field Placement Information
Choose a Concentration English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences
Minimum GPA 3.0

Concentration Requirements

Science: Biology

A major in Biology or 32 semester hours in the sciences is required. In either instance, it must include coursework from the following:
One year (2 semesters) introductory Biology
Two courses in Molecular & Cellular Biology (or)
Two courses in Evolution & Ecology (or)
One course in Molecular & Cellular Biology and one course in Evolution and Ecology
One advanced course including a laboratory (may be one of the above)
One course in Calculus
Two courses in Chemistry
One course in Physics
One course in Earth Science
One course in Astronomy

Science: Chemistry

A major in Chemistry or 32 semester hours in the sciences is required. In either instance, it must include coursework from the following:
one year (two semesters) of introductory college chemistry
two courses in organic chemistry, including lab
one course in analytical chemistry, including quantative analysis
one course in physical chemistry
one course in biochemistry or inorganic chemistry
Related required coursework:
two courses in calculus
two courses in physics
one course in biological science
one course in earth science
one course in astronomy

Science: Earth and Space Science

A major in earth & space science or 32 semester hours in the sciences is required. Either option must include coursework from the following:
One course in astronomy
One course in atmospheric science or meteorology
One year of introductory geology, including physical and historical (GEOL 107 and GEOL 208)
One introductory course in history of life (GEOL 143) OR advanced course in paleontology
One course in earth materials (GEOL 333 or GEOL 432) OR mineralogy & petrology (GEOL 436)
One course in sedimentary geology (GEOL 440) OR sedimentology
One course in structural geology (GEOL 411)
Additional Science Required:
One course in biology
One course in calculus
One course in chemistry
One course in physics

Science: Physics

A major in Physics or 32 semester hours in the sciences is required. In either instance, the coursework must include the following:
One year introductory physics sequences similar to UIUC PHYS 211, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 214 (this includes study in electricity and magnetism, mechanics, thermal, and quantum physics)
Advanced course in classical mechanics
Advanced course in electricity and magnetism
Advanced course in quantum physics
One course in advanced physics laboratory
Related required coursework
Two courses in calculus
One course in chemistry, including lab
At least one biological science course
One course in earth science
One course in astronomy