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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code:MSED-NS EAS

Earth Sciences and Science Education Department

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Accredited

Science Building 271, (716) 878-6731

This program is designed for in-service teachers or those seeking science teaching certification. The earth science education program permits graduate work in any of the sciences or mathematics, in addition to required science education coursework. The program presumes an undergraduate background in geology/earth sciences; however, individuals with deficiencies may be granted conditional admittance. See the Earth Sciences and Science Education Department chair and the department web site for details.

Students must demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Earth sciences - historical geology, paleontology, geomorphology, astronomy, oceanography, mineralogy and petrology, meteorology.

Other sciences - completion of no fewer than two semesters of lab-based coursework in each of the following: biology, chemistry, and physics.

The usual method of demonstrating competencies in the sciences is through successful completion of graduate or undergraduate courses in the areas listed.

Graduate credit is available only for courses listed as graduate. No competency may be fulfilled by examination after admission to the major.

Science education - evaluation, secondary curricula, current issues.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.65 (4.0 scale).
  2. A New York State Certificate of Qualification (CQ), provisional certificate, or initial certificate.
  3. Three letters of recommendation that address teaching ability and academic standing.
  4. Completion of two courses in earth sciences, including and introductory lab-based physical geology course, with a minimum grade of C.
  5. An admission interview (at the discretion of the Admissions Committee).

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

30 cr

Science and Mathematics Courses

15 - 18 cr

Science Education Courses

9 cr

SCI 628

Seminar in Secondary Science Education

SCI 632

Curricular Trends in Science Teaching in the Secondary School

SCI 685

Evaluation in Science Education

Master's Project or Master's Thesis

3 - 6 cr

Select one option:

 

SCI/GES 690

Master's Project

SCI/GES 795

Master's Thesis (6)

Total Required Credit Hours

30 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Adult Education (M.S. and Graduate Certificate)

Applied Economics (M.A.)

Art Conservation (M.A. and C.A.S.)

Art Education (M.S.Ed.)

Art Education (PTCP)

Biology (M.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (M.S.Ed.)

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)

Chemistry Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 6; M.S.Ed.)

Creative Studies (M.S.)

Creativity and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.

Economics

Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

English (M.A.)

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

English Education (7–12; PTCP)

Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

Forensic Science (M.S.)

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed. with Alternative Certification)

Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A.)

Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

Public Relations M.S.

Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

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Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education

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