Catalog 2010-2012

Science Education

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major requires as a prerequisite a bachelor's degree (teaching degree preferred) with a major or minor/emphasis in Science or in a specific science discipline. Teacher licensure is a prerequisite for completing the program approval process for this major.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours, including 6 hours of 820:299 for thesis research and writing, is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32 semester hours, including completion and in some cases public presentation of a creative component, is required for the non-thesis option. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 17 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 14 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.

 

Required:

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

  Science and Science Education: 820:200; 820:213; 820:290; 820:294.....8 hours

  Thesis or non-thesis option.....19 or 21 hours

Thesis option 30 hours

Non-thesis option 32 hours

 

Thesis Option

Research: 820:299.....6 hours

Courses from the College of Natural Sciences*.....8 hours

Electives from education or science education.....5 hours

19 hours

 

Non-Thesis Option

Research: 820:299.....3 hours

Courses from the College of Natural Sciences*.....11 hours

Electives from education or science education.....7 hours

21 hours

 

 

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.

 

Earth Science Education Emphasis

The Earth Science emphasis differs from the Science Education major in that it provides the options of taking either 250:205 or 870:292 and either 820:299 or 870:299. The Earth Science Education emphasis also requires 8 hours of graduate credit in Earth Science and a total of 36 hours in Earth Science in combined graduate and undergraduate programs.

 

Required:

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or Research Methods in Earth Science: 870:292.....3 hours

  Science Education: 820:200; 820:213; 820:290; 820:294.....8 hours

  Thesis or non-thesis option.....19 or 21 hours

Thesis option 30 hours

Non-thesis option 32 hours

 

Thesis Option

Research: 820:299 or 870:299.....6 hours

Earth Science.....8 hours

Electives from education or science education.....5 hours

19 hours

 

Non-Thesis Option

Research: 820:299 or 870:299.....3 hours

Courses from the College of Natural Sciences*, with at least 8 hours of Earth Science.....11 hours

Electives from education or science education.....7 hours

21 hours

 

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.

 

Physics Education Emphasis

The Physics Education emphasis differs from the Science Education major in that it provides the option of taking either 820:299 or 880:299. The Physics Education emphasis also requires 8 hours of graduate credit in physics and a total of 36 hours in physics in combined graduate and undergraduate programs.

 

Required:

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

  Science Education: 820:200; 820:213; 820:290; 820:294.....8 hours

  Thesis or non-thesis option.....19 or 21 hours

Thesis option 30 hours

Non-thesis option 32 hours

 

Thesis Option

Research: 820:299 or 880:299.....6 hours

Physics..... 8 hours

Electives from education or science education.....5 hours

19 hours

 

Non-Thesis Option

Research: 820:299 or 880:299.....3 hours

Courses from the College of Natural Sciences*, with at least 8 hours of Physics.....11 hours

Electives from education or science education.....7 hours

21 hours

 

Inquiries for additional information concerning this major, including assignment of an advisor and advisory committee, should be made to the Chair of the Science Education faculty.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.