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COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES


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North Quadrangle Building 112, 765-285-1042

Dean of the College: Michael A. Maggiotto

Associate Deans: Susan M. Johnson, Jeffry Grigsby, Kecia McBride


 

 


INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS



SCIENCE


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MASTER OF ARTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

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Common core, 12 hours

Approved science education courses   6

SCI                  699                  Res Mth Ed      3

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

CRPRJ    698   Creat Proj (3 or 6)    3

 

Complete one option

Option 1: High school, 18 hours

SCI                  690                Wkshp Sci Ed    0-9

               and/or

approved course work in one or

more of the following content areas:
biology, chemistry, earth/space
science (geology and/or astronomy),
environmental science, or physics 9-18

                                                    –––––

                                                    18 hrs

 

Option 2: Elementary/middle
school, 18 hours

SCI                  690               Wkshp Sci Ed      0-9

               and/or

approved course work in at least
three of the following content areas:
biology, chemistry, earth/space
science (geology and/or astronomy),

environmental science, or physics 9-18

                                                    –––––

                                                    18 hrs

                                                    –––––

                                                    30 hrs

The student will conduct science education research and write a research paper (RES 697) or do a creative project (CRPRJ 698) on a science education topic. The research paper or creative project earns a total of three hours credit.

 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

 

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EdD) IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

This degree prepares graduates to assume positions as science education specialists in a variety of settings. Option 1 is for individuals who will work at the university level as K-12 science teacher preparation experts. Option 2 is for individuals who will work as science content faculty in 2 or 4-year colleges and universities where high priority is placed on teaching. The major consists of course work in science content, science education, and research methodologies. A dissertation is written in either science or science education in the student’s major science field. A teaching internship, a required part of the program for both options, allows candidates to acquire experience in the techniques of conventional as well as technology-oriented systems instruction. The program requires a minimum of 90 hours of approved graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree. Science fields include: biology, chemistry, geological sciences, natural resources and environmental management, and physics and astronomy.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Option 1

Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher

Preparation Institutions Science
Education Faculty

 

Science Content

(2 or more fields)                            30

 

Science Education

SCI                  690                          Wkshp Sci Ed (1-12)

               692   Topics HNOS (3)

               695   Adv Tch Sci (3-6)

               696   Cur Is Sc Ed (3-6)

               790   Intern Sc Ed (1-4)   18

 

Research Methodologies

EDPSY   641   Statist Meth              3

EDSTU   650   Int Qual Rsh            3

ID           705   Resrch Collq (1-3)   2

SCI                  699                  Res Mth Ed                                          3

                                                    –––––

                                                       11

 

6 hours from

EDPSY   640   Methodology (3)

               642   Interim Stat (3)

               741   Ap Regres An (3)

               742   Statist Tech (3)

               743   Factor Analy (3)      

EDSTU   660   Ethno Res Ed (3)

               735   Resrch Teach (3)     6

                                                    –––––

                                                    17 hrs

 

Education

EDCUR  601   Curric Devel            3

EDFON   631   Philosphy Ed           3

               641   Hist Amer Ed           3                                                 

                                                    –––––

                                                        9

 

6 hours from

EDCUR  610   Elem Sch Cur (3)

               or

               620   Sec Sch Cur (3)

               or

               630   Jr H Mid Cur (3)

EDFON   621   Educ Ethics (3)

EDPSY   600   Adv Ed Psy (3)

               606   Lrn & Motiv (3)

               628   Adoles Devel (3)

PSYSC    616   Percp Cognit (3)

               618   Thinking (3)             6

                                                    –––––

                                                    15 hrs

 

Dissertation/Record of Study

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   10

                                                    –––––

                                                    90 hrs

 

Option 2

College (Community College/Junior
College/Small Liberal Arts College)
Science Faculty

 

Science Content

(at least 24 hours in one field)        36

     

Science Education

SCI            690                 Wkshp Sci Ed (1-12)

               692   Topics HNOS (3)

               695   Adv Tch Sci (3-6)

               696   Cur Is Sc Ed (3-6)

               790   Intern Sc Ed (1-4)   15

 

Research Methodologies

ID           705   Resrch Collq (1-3)   2

SCI         699   Res Mth Ed              3                                                 

                                                    –––––

                                                        5

 

9 hours from

BIO         548   Biometry (3)

CHEM    500   Chem Comunic (1)

               and

               696   Resrch Meth (2)                      

EDPSY   641   Statist Meth (3)

               642   Interim Stat (3)

               742   Statist Tech (3)

               743   Factor Analy (3)

EDSTU   660   Ethno Res Ed (3)

               735   Resrch Teach (3)

GEOL     685   Geo Res Meth (3)

NREM    572   App Res Meth (3)

PHYCS   681   Resour Meth (3)       9

                                                    –––––

                                                    14 hrs

 

Education

EDHI      609   Prep Prof (3)

               611   Tch Cur H Ed (3)     6

 

9 hours from

EDAC     634   Adlt Learner (3)

               635   Tchg Adlts (3)

               638   Pro Com Adlt (3)

EDFON   631   Philsophy Ed (3)

               641   Hist Amer Ed (3)

EDHI      601   Theor St Dev (3)

               602   Amer Col Stu (3)

EDPSY   600   Adv Ed Psy (3)

               606   Lrn & Motiv (3)

               629   Adult Devel (3)        9

                                                    –––––

                                                    15 hrs

 

Dissertation/Record of Study

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   10

                                                    –––––

                                                    90 hrs

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

This degree prepares graduates for careers in post-secondary education, where research is among the professional expectations and for careers in scientific research in the public and private sectors. Unique to this degree is its interdisciplinary focus. Each student’s program originates in a major discipline, is complemented by course work from other scientific disciplines, and culminates in a dissertation that draws from more than one discipline. Each student will participate in an interdisciplinary research seminar every semester in residence and will present his/her research at several meetings of the seminar. Students develop the skills necessary to pursue complex questions in environmental science that require an interdisciplinary approach. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Environmental science core, 21 hours

BIO         656   Ecosystems              3

               657   Mult Env Dat           3

CHEM    626   Adv Analytic           3

               627   Env Analysis           3

GEOL     660   Sem Hydrogeo         3

               670   Sem Geochem         3

ID           705   Resrch Collq (1-3)   3

                                                    –––––

                                                    21 hrs

                                                        

DISS       799   Drs Dissert (1-24)   10

SCI                  790             Intern Sc Ed (1-4)                                     3

 

Directed electives                           26

Approved graduate transfer credit  30

                                                    –––––

                                                    90 hrs

 

SCIENCE (SCI)

 

501 Electron and Confocal Microscopy. (3) Introduction to the techniques and theory of electron and confocal microscopy. Emphasizes basic procedures employed in specimen preparation, production of micrographs and operation of the transmission, scanning, and confocal microscopes.

 

690 Workshop in Science Education.

(1-12) Practical experience with teaching science at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific topic (e.g., chemistry or geology). May be repeated for different level and/or topic.

Prerequisite: teaching experience or certification or permission of the instructor.

A total of 24 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 12 in any one semester or term.

 

692 Topics in the History and Nature of Science. (3) Examination of the historical development of science from a wide variety of perspectives. Roles of scientists, society, culture, and gender in the creation and validation of scientific knowledge. Implications of the Nature of Science for science teaching and learning.

 

695 Advanced Teaching Methods in Science. (3-6) Recent developments in science teaching at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific topic (e.g., biology or physics). May be repeated for different level and/or topic.

Prerequisite: teaching experience or certification or permission of the instructor.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

 

696 Current Issues in Science Education.

(3-6) Current research and theory of teaching

science at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific science topic (e.g., chemistry or geology). May be repeated for different level and/or topic.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

 

699 Research Methodology in Science Education. (3) Identification of research problems in science and science education. Introduction to types of research, research design, and grant-writing. Review of literature pertinent to a special topic of student interest. Development of a research proposal.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

790 Internship in Science Education. (1-4) Supervised experience in instruction of science or science education courses.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned.

 

 


SOCIAL STUDIES


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Director of Master’s Program: Sarah Drake Brown




MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. To qualify for a graduate assistantship in the department, an applicant must take the general and subject (one of the social science disciplines) tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and ordinarily have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

 

Degree requirements

 

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Major requirements

Courses from anthropology, economics, geography, government, psychology, sociology, United States history, and world civilization; at least one social studies methods course.

 

Three courses must be 600-level.   15

 

Research requirement

SS           694   Sem Cur Inst (1-5)

               or

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)

               or

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)            3-6

Minors and electives                     9-12

                                                    ———

                                                    30 hrs