Apr 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Biology Concentration, M.Ed.

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Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

The curriculum and instruction master’s degree program is intended for individuals who possess a teaching certificate or those seeking to obtain certification. Both the early childhood education concentration and the middle level concentration have options that do not require students to hold certification and thus lead to a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. The degree is designed to enhance teaching and learning through exploration of theoretical principles and practical applications to educational settings. Based on the concentration you select and option within the concentration, the credit requirements vary. The M.Ed. without certification is a 36-credit M.Ed. program. Concentrations that lead to certification vary in their credit requirements.

In addition to the core courses, students will select one of the following concentrations of 18 credits:

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School
  • Middle School with Certification
  • Secondary Biology
  • Secondary Geography/Earth Science
  • Secondary History
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Modern Languages

Students in the early childhood, elementary, and middle school concentrations are all required to take TCH 609 Action Research . This course serves as the capstone experience, synthesizing theory and practice as participants engage in studying and subsequently conducting the action research process.

Program Core (18 crs.)

Cluster Requirement (18 crs.)

Student will choose the program cluster most closely related to their personal/educational needs.

Secondary Biology Cluster

18 credits in biology from 400- and 500-level courses including those courses offered by the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island. Students may structure their coursework to meet individual sub-disciplinary interests. At least 12 credits must be taken in the Biology Department. With approval of the biology advisor, a maximum of 6 credits may be selected from geography, earth science, physics, and chemistry.

For further information, contact Dr. Tim Maret, Department of Biology at (717) 477-1401 or tjmare@ship.edu.

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