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Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program MA – Science Education Emphasis

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program Master of Arts: Science Education Emphasis is a 30-credit program that can be completed online. The goal of this program is to enhance the science and pedagogical knowledge of professional science teachers in the k-12 environment.

Coursework (30 Credit Hours)

For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog.

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page.

Required Courses (18 Hours)

ECLD 602 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)*

PSY 681 Cognition and Instruction I (3)**

SCED 530 Laboratory, Field and Studio Safety (1)

SCED 578 K-12 Science Inquiry (3)

SCED 600 Science Education Research for K-12 Teachers (3)

SCED 678 Science Education Seminar (2)

SCED 695 Action Research in Science Education I (1)***

SCED 696 Action Research in Science Education II (1)***

SCED 697 Action Research in Science Education III (1)***

Science Pedagogical Content Electives (12 Hours)

Choose 12 hours from the following self-paced courses:

SCED 521 Physics in Modern Medicine (3)

SCED 531 Teaching Chemistry for the Future (3)

SCED 561 Using Controversial Biological Topics to Teach Nature of Science (3)

SCED 581 Earth Systems: Water (3)

SCED 605 Global Change (3)

Comprehensive Exam

Students are required to provide an oral presentation of the research to the student's advisor and committee.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

David Slykhuis


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