The master’s program in Science Education is designed primarily for the continuing preparation of public school teachers. Areas of specialization include:
The program is comprised of coursework in curriculum and instruction, science education, and science content. The thesis option requires a minimum of 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis credit. The non-thesis option requires a minimum of 30 hours of course work.
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The Purdue University Teacher Education Program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the State of Indiana. However, not all undergraduate and graduate programs lead to an educator licensure in the State of Indiana. If your Teacher Education program includes field experience(s) and a student teaching or internship component, it may lead to an educator license in the State of Indiana, if you meet the licensure requirements. Contact your academic/faculty advisor and/or the Office of Teacher and Licensure at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your program enrollment and whether or not it leads to a license in the State of Indiana.
The State of Indiana has reciprocity agreements with other states, the District of Columbia, and territories. For licensing information contact information for individual state departments of education or visit the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or email a Purdue University licensing officer/advisor at email@example.com.
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Science Education Requirements
Science Education Elective Requirement
Science Content Requirement
Depending on prior science coursework and professional experience, at least 6 credits science content
Curriculum and Instruction Foundations
Educational Research Design
Science Education Research
*Please note that depending on prior coursework additional courses in EDCI and/or EDPS may be required.
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