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


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

Physics Concentration (15 credits):
PHY 555 Physics Content Enhancement 
PHY 601 Physics by Inquiry I
PHY 605 General Astronomy
PHY 610 Measurement & Instrumentation in the Physics Lab
PHY 620 Methods & Materials for Physical Demonstrations
PHY 630 Teaching Conceptual Physics  
PHY 650 Software and Interactive Physics
PHY 660 Readings in Physics Education Research
PHY 670 Modern Physics with Computer Visualization
PHY 680 Selected Topics in Physics

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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