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

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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.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDCI 6358 Student Research in the K-12 Science Curriculum

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.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDCI 7315 Special Topics in Science Education

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.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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