Master of Science for STEM Educators

Master of Science in Biology for STEM Educators

The MS in Biology for STEM Educators is a 15 month, 30 credit hour program designed to provide graduate level classroom and laboratory instruction in the biological sciences for STEM educators. The program is aimed for students who wish to acquire the biology credentials required to teach Dual Enrollment biology courses in high schools, as well as lower level college/university courses in the biological sciences. The program is blended, featuring online and on-campus laboratory assignments, research projects, and a capstone project.

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Upon completion of the program, the student will have a Masters degree and 18 graduate hours in the field of biology, which are the credentials required to teach Dual Enrollment biology courses in high schools, as well as lower level college/university courses in the biological sciences.

Curriculum

Foundation (Core) Courses:

SCI 505 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATION
SCI 506 UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
MAT 507 DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITIES
SCI 700 CAPSTONE PRACTICUM

Specialization Courses (BIOLOGY DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDENTIALS):

BIO 520 BIOLOGY OF THE CELL
BIO 521 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
BIO 522 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BRAIN
APPLIED PLANT SCIENCES (BIO 523)
BIO 510 BIOETHICS
BIO 524 DIRECTED RESEARCH AND EXPOSITION

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