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

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

This program is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their knowledge and competencies in their specialized content area and also in teaching at the middle or high school levels.

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Social Foundation Courses - Take one course (3 credits):
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social & Cultural Foundations of Education              

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

Biology Concentration (15 credits):
BIO 400 - Level courses with permission of advisor
BIO 525 Teaching Reproductive Health
BIO 557 Microbiology for Teachers
BIO 565 Modern Genetics
BIO 572 Field Zoology
BIO 573 Plants of the Great Lakes
BIO 575 Ecology of the Great Lakes
BIO 680 Special Topics in Biology
BIO 699 Graduate Research in Biology
BMS 508 Advanced Human Physiology
BMS 510 Immunology
BMS 512 Medical Bacteriology
BMS 680 Special Topics in Health Science

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

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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