In the M.S. in Science Education program, teachers extend their science content knowledge as well as their pedagogical knowledge to help enrich their own teaching and students’ learning. In this 30 credit hour, teachers have many opportunities to engage in hands-on inquiry-based science investigations, to participate in field trips, to solve problems in their own classrooms using action research, and to develop as leaders within their own schools.
The program is designed for teaching professionals who possess either an elementary or secondary teaching certificate with a science endorsement. To accommodate the different science content background of teachers, this degree program has two tracks: one for K-8 teachers with 24 or fewer credits in science (Track I) and one for 6-12 teachers with B.S. or B.A. degrees in a science discipline (Track II). Courses are primarily offered during the late afternoon/evening and in the summer to accommodate the working professional who is employed full-time.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
• Completed application form
• Application fee ($60.00 for those who will be studying on an F or J visa)
• Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, and proof of secondary school completion (academic records)
• English Language Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB)
• Full Financial Support Information (Required for F and J Visa Students only)
• Health Insurance
• SEVIS DS-2019 Request Form (J Visa Students only)
• Transfer Clearance document (required if student has a previous SEVIS I-20)