This major requires as a prerequisite a bachelor's degree (teaching preferred) with a major in Science or in a specific science discipline. If a teaching license is not held, then obtaining teacher licensure is required by the time of program completion. This major is available on thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 30 semester hours, including 6 hours of SCI Ed 6299 for thesis research and writing, is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32 semester hours, including 3 hours of SCI ED 6299 for completion of a creative component project and paper, is required for the non-thesis option. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option.
Areas of Concentration Currently Available:
- Science Education
- Earth Science Education
- Physics Education
- International Application for Admission
- Official transcripts sent from your current and/or all prior academic institutions that you have attended to the Office of Admissions.
- Minimum undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
- Official report of TOEFL score (79 or above) or IELTS (6.5)
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from one of the references listed on your Resume/CV
- This degree requires existing teacher license OR the completion of a teaching license and science endorsements by the end of the degree program.
- Resume/CV including the Employment history, a Teaching certificate indicating the state in which it was granted, Subject area endorsements, and 3 References (in science or education) including name, title, address, email address, and phone number
- Writing Sample of career goals that integrates your views on the aspects critical to teaching science including the Next Generation Science Education Standards
- Applicant Statement addressing the following items in order (be sure to number your answers):
- Why are you interested in a Master's degree in Science Education?
- Science Content area in which you have a specific interest (if interdisciplinary, state disciplines).
- What do you consider the strengths and weaknesses in your science background?
- What do you consider the strengths and weaknesses in your education background?
- How do you hope to enhance your teaching by participating in the Science Education MA program?
- What factors attracted you to UNI for the pursuit of your graduate degree in science education?
- If you have preference to work with a particular faculty member or on a specific research topic as part of your degree program, please indicate that preference.
- Spring Semester: October 31 in even numbered years (ex: 2020, 2022, etc.)
- Summer Semester: February 1 in odd numbered years (ex: 2019, 2021, etc.)
Graduate Assistantship Requirements:
- Students must complete and submit the Graduate College Assistantship Application and the Graduate College Scholarship Application form by February 1
Contacts and More Information:
- Program Of Study: https://catalog.uni.edu/collegeofhumanitiesartsandsciences/scienceeducation/#MAdegreeheading
- Department Website: https://www.science-ed.uni.edu/graduate-program
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com