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Master of Arts - Science Instruction

As a student within the Science Instruction specialization of WLC's Master of Arts program, you'll explore special topics in Earth science, physical science, biological science, and chemistry, while exploring the latest advances in scientific research and classroom technology integration.

  • Why Science Instruction?

    • Focus on four major strands of science: Biology, chemistry, earth science, and physical science;
    • Use scientific inquiry to enrich the academic achievement in your diverse classroom;
    • Advance scientific study and your personal career opportunities;
    • Expose you students to frontiers of scientific research and technological research-based practice.

    This area of study is ideal for educators at all grade levels who currently teach science and desire to expand and update their science knowledge and skills to advance student achievement and increase student interest in science-related career choices.  

    Science Instruction Specialization Requirements:

    This 36 credit graduate degree program culminates with an action research project and creation of a portfolio. Students seeking initial teacher certification may need to complete additional coursework to meet state licensure requirements. Leadership opportunities are integrated throughout the program and in a required practicum experience.

    Foundation Courses

    • EDU 601 Education as a Change Agent in a Diverse Society
    • EDU 610 Advanced Educational Psychology
    • EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
    • EDU 622 Best Practices in High Performance Instructional Methodologies

    Specialization Courses

    • EDU 641 Special Topic in Earth Science with Lab
    • EDU 642 Special Topic in Physical Science with Lab
    • EDU 643 Special Topic in Biological Science with Lab
    • EDU 644 Special Topic in Chemistry with Lab
    • EDU 691 Practicum: Science Investigation Experience

    Elective Course Options

    • EDU 623 Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
    • EDU 624 Assessing and Evaluation for Academic Success
    • EDU 625 Professional Development and the Learning Community
    • EDU 651 Instructional Technology
    • EDU 653 Multimedia in the Classroom
    • EDU 654 Collaborative and Assistive Technologies
    • EDU 656 iPad in Education
    • EDU 658 Transforming Education with Google Apps
    • EDU 681 Leadership, Change, and Collaboration
    • EDU 684 Entrepreneurship in Education
    • EDU 690 Special Topics

    Research Course

    • EDU 692 Education Research Design

    Reflection Course

    • EDU 693 Capstone Project

    Minimum Total: 36 credits