Curriculum and Instruction, MEd - Concentration in Secondary Education Chemistry
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Chemistry teachers help students understand their physical world, from the reactions within their own bodies to how soaps and detergents work and why egg proteins can keep a cookie from crumbling. They prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers, including all healthcare professionals.
- EDRD 619: Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credit hours)
- EDUC 547: Scientific Inquiry and the Nature of Science (3 credit hours)
- SEED 522: Foundations of Secondary Education (3 credit hours)
- SEED 540: Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education (3 credit hours)
- SEED 573: Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3 credit hours)
- SEED 675: Research in Secondary Education (3 credit hours)
- SEED 791: Internship Seminar in Secondary Teaching (2 credit hours)
- SEED 794: Internship: Secondary Education Science (6 credit hours) (Must register for 6 credits)
Select six credits from the following:
- EDCI 597: Special Topics in Education (1 - 6 credit hours)
Note: SEED offers special topics courses that are currently listed as distinct sections of EDCI 597; students must obtain program approval before registering for any of these courses.
Clinical experiences in public schools will be required throughout the program (a maximum of 15-30 clock hours per course or 45 clock hours per term). Arrangements will be made at the beginning of each term.
A 6-credit 16-week daytime internship is required for completion of the state-approved licensure program.
Two options are available to meet the needs of most individuals:
- Student teaching internship: A one-term daytime internship in the classroom of a mentor teacher. Teacher candidate assumes co teaching and independent teaching responsibilities.
- On-the-job internship: Available only to students who are employed as full-time provisionally licensed teachers and teaching in their endorsement area in an accredited middle or secondary school and want to complete a master's degree. In lieu of an internship, provisionally licensed teachers may choose to use their full-time teaching to satisfy the experience requirement for a full license; however, the 35-credit master's degree requires that 6 credits of approved coursework be substituted for the internship.
Total Credits: 35
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