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Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Online

With no teaching experience required, this M.Ed. program develops instructional leaders for a variety of career opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.


Note: This program will not be accepting any further applications until next Summer 2019.

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About the Program

This M.Ed. program develops instructional leaders for a variety of career opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Develop instructional leadership skills to prepare to lead inside or outside of the classroom with UTRGV’s M.Ed. in C&I with a specialization in Science Education. Become a teacher educator, mentor, part of a clinical teaching faculty or practice in field settings by acquiring the knowledge, models, methods and applicable research skills in science curriculum and pedagogy.

Career opportunities for graduates range from school district administrator to specialist, coordinator and instructional coaches to consulting with the National Science Association to museum curator or director.

UTRGV is a collaborative partner in the Texas Regional Collaborative in Science and Math, which promotes mentoring and professional development in science & math instruction.

Courses

A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.
This course covers learning theories related to the mathematics teaching at all levels. Topics include best practices based on research, and the development of materials that support the learning of mathematics through the use of technology and other "tools". Students will be introduced to pedagogical strategies that have the best chance to foster mathematics understanding.
An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments.
This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.
Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.
The course covers multiple topics in science education related to science content and pedagogy which may include inquiry and didactic models of science instruction, interdisciplinary approaches, and laboratory/field methods, Technology and field work is required.
Supervised project in science education that will include design of an original project and the writing of a formal report in an acceptable publication format. This course is usually taken during the last semester of study and is taken only by non-thesis students.
Home For Future Students For New & Current Students Funding For Faculty & Staff About Us Contact Us Apply Now Contact Us Graduate College Edinburg Campus: Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158 Email: gradcollege@utrgv.edu Phone: (956) 665-3661 Phone Alt: (956) 882-6552 Fax: (956) 665-2863 FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagram Call us: 1-833-887-4842 Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Apply Now Print PDF Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Online This M.Ed. program develops instructional leaders for a variety of career opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Develop instructional leadership skills to prepare to lead inside or outside of the classroom with UTRGV’s M.Ed. in C&I with a specialization in Science Education. Become a teacher educator, mentor, part of a clinical teaching faculty or practice in field settings by acquiring the knowledge, models, methods and applicable research skills in science curriculum and pedagogy. Career opportunities for graduates range from school district administrator to specialist, coordinator and instructional coaches to consulting with the National Science Association to museum curator or director. UTRGV is a collaborative partner in the Texas Regional Collaborative in Science and Math, which promotes mentoring and professional development in science & math instruction. Duration Complete in as few as 10 months Credit Hours 30 credit hours Per credit hour Per 3-credit course Total program cost Tuition MBA Financial Planning 458.33 Tuition MBA Financial Planning 1,374.99 Tuition MBA Financial Planning 13,750**We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Admission Requirements Program Contact Deadlines Course Requirements Click Here! to view Degree Plan. Courses: Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education EDFR 6300: Research Methods in Education A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDFR 6302: Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EPSY 6304: Assessment of Learning An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 7334: Curriculum Problems and Processes This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDFR 6388: Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6342: Models and Methods in Science Education The course covers multiple topics in science education related to science content and pedagogy which may include inquiry and didactic models of science instruction, interdisciplinary approaches, and laboratory/field methods, Technology and field work is required. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6348: Mathematics and Science Education Project Supervised project in science education that will include design of an original project and the writing of a formal report in an acceptable publication format. This course is usually taken during the last semester of study and is taken only by non-thesis students. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6354: Development of Laboratory and Field Experiences In this course students will critically appraise the various functions of laboratory investigation in science classrooms. Students will design, test, and refine new and original laboratory and field investigations that incorporate data collection technologies, inquiry approaches, and informal learning opportunities. Fieldwork may be required.
This course helps students design curriculum, instruction, and assessments that address ways to teach authentic science in the classroom. The goal is for students to develop scientific research projects that can be implemented in the classroom. The course will include a field mentorship component.
Individual project in science education research design, and assessment in response to student needs, interests and faculty expertise. Course may be repeated once for credit with approval of the student's advisor.
A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research.
This course covers learning theories related to the mathematics teaching at all levels. Topics include best practices based on research, and the development of materials that support the learning of mathematics through the use of technology and other "tools". Students will be introduced to pedagogical strategies that have the best chance to foster mathematics understanding.
An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments.
This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included.
Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives.
The course covers multiple topics in science education related to science content and pedagogy which may include inquiry and didactic models of science instruction, interdisciplinary approaches, and laboratory/field methods, Technology and field work is required.
Supervised project in science education that will include design of an original project and the writing of a formal report in an acceptable publication format. This course is usually taken during the last semester of study and is taken only by non-thesis students.
Home For Future Students For New & Current Students Funding For Faculty & Staff About Us Contact Us Apply Now Contact Us Graduate College Edinburg Campus: Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158 Email: gradcollege@utrgv.edu Phone: (956) 665-3661 Phone Alt: (956) 882-6552 Fax: (956) 665-2863 FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagram Call us: 1-833-887-4842 Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Apply Now Print PDF Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Online This M.Ed. program develops instructional leaders for a variety of career opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. Develop instructional leadership skills to prepare to lead inside or outside of the classroom with UTRGV’s M.Ed. in C&I with a specialization in Science Education. Become a teacher educator, mentor, part of a clinical teaching faculty or practice in field settings by acquiring the knowledge, models, methods and applicable research skills in science curriculum and pedagogy. Career opportunities for graduates range from school district administrator to specialist, coordinator and instructional coaches to consulting with the National Science Association to museum curator or director. UTRGV is a collaborative partner in the Texas Regional Collaborative in Science and Math, which promotes mentoring and professional development in science & math instruction. Duration Complete in as few as 10 months Credit Hours 30 credit hours Per credit hour Per 3-credit course Total program cost Tuition MBA Financial Planning 458.33 Tuition MBA Financial Planning 1,374.99 Tuition MBA Financial Planning 13,750**We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Admission Requirements Program Contact Deadlines Course Requirements Click Here! to view Degree Plan. Courses: Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education EDFR 6300: Research Methods in Education A survey of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designed to introduce students to educational research. This course will include research design, literature review, critiquing research, and action research. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDFR 6302: Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EPSY 6304: Assessment of Learning An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 7334: Curriculum Problems and Processes This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating curricula. Principles and practices in the production and use of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks, technologies and other curriculum materials will be included. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDFR 6388: Introduction to Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of Education Analyzing historical and sociocultural forces of education with regard to education through philosophical, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6342: Models and Methods in Science Education The course covers multiple topics in science education related to science content and pedagogy which may include inquiry and didactic models of science instruction, interdisciplinary approaches, and laboratory/field methods, Technology and field work is required. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6348: Mathematics and Science Education Project Supervised project in science education that will include design of an original project and the writing of a formal report in an acceptable publication format. This course is usually taken during the last semester of study and is taken only by non-thesis students. Duration: 7 weeks Credit Hours: 3 EDCI 6354: Development of Laboratory and Field Experiences In this course students will critically appraise the various functions of laboratory investigation in science classrooms. Students will design, test, and refine new and original laboratory and field investigations that incorporate data collection technologies, inquiry approaches, and informal learning opportunities. Fieldwork may be required.
This course helps students design curriculum, instruction, and assessments that address ways to teach authentic science in the classroom. The goal is for students to develop scientific research projects that can be implemented in the classroom. The course will include a field mentorship component.
Individual project in science education research design, and assessment in response to student needs, interests and faculty expertise. Course may be repeated once for credit with approval of the student's advisor.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

Additional Fees

Domestic Applicant Fee: $50
International Applicant Fee: $100
Graduation Fee: $32


Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

Admissions Criteria

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee (for domestic applications) online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)