College of Education - Graduate

Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization-Science
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Interested in this program? Apply now or contact the College of Education's Student Information and Services Center for additional information at 616-331-6650 or coeserve@gvsu.edu.


The advanced content specialization program with a concentration in science focuses on Target Inquiry (TI). TI is a research-based professional development program for middle and high school teachers. This program meets the needs of teachers as they transform their teaching practices to incorporate inquiry-based instruction that align with the National Science Education Standard (NSES) and state science teaching expectations.


Program Requirements 

Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization-Science

Social Foundation Courses - take one course (3 credits)
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social/Cultural foundations of Education

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits)
EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Core Area Courses (9 credits)
EDI 639 Curriculum Development
EDI 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
EDI 638 Facilitating School Environments

Science Concentration (prerequisites: secondary certification, science major) (15 credits)
Take courses in order given; take SCI 611 concurrent with SCI 612)
SCI 610 Graduate Research Seminar Credits: 2
SCI 611 Research for Teachers Credits: 3
SCI 612 Applications of Research to Teaching Credits: 1
SCI 621 Education Research in Science Credits: 3
SCI 631 Inquiry Curriculum Development Credits: 4
SCI 632 Inquiry Colloquium Credits: 1
SCI 633 Applications of Science Education Credits: 1

Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.) (3 credits) Select one.
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.



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