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Science Education K-8

The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, Science Education, and Special Education. The Master of Education programs extend and develop classroom skills and abilities of practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education. Applicants to the Master of Education program must have a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and/or a current teaching certificate.

For programs which include an internship or practicum a supervision fee will be assessed to help defray the cost of the supervisor’s travel. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Provost website.

The M.Ed. in Science is intended to help certified K-8 teachers increase their knowledge and understanding of science content (physical, earth, space, life science) as well as the pedagogy appropriate for teaching science in the K-8 classroom. The program is fully aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards but is designed specifically for Alaskan schools with the inclusion of students with special needs and the celebration of Alaska’s rich and unique cultural and natural history. The themes of inquiry and place-based learning form the foundation for the program. Blended learning and the flipped classroom round out the pedagogy. Technology tools for differentiating instruction through simulations and virtual labs are emphasized.

Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating competency in the nine outcomes of the School of Education (i.e. philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Science Education K-8 program is not an initial teacher certification program.

Application Requirements

For application requirements please visit the School of Education website.

  • Lee Graham
  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Phone: 796-6047

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours36
Program Requirements36
EDETS636Impact of Technology on Student Learning3
EDETS637Differentiated Instruction Through Technology3
EDETS668Educational Technology Leadership3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving3
EDSTS601Physics Content for K-8 Teachers3
EDSTS602Chemistry Content for K-8 Teachers3
EDSTS603Earth and Space Science Content for K-8 Teachers3
EDSTS604Life Science Content for K-8 Teachers3
EDSTS605Great Ideas in Science3
EDSTS675Current Topics in STEM3
EDSTS691Internship in STEM3
EDSTS698Master’s Portfolio3

Exit Criteria

  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses

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