About the Degree
This advanced degree program is designed for experienced, certified science teachers or those with relevant experience in the fields of science or environmental education.
The specialist degree can be completed part-time or full-time. Students must register for at least 6 credit hours during one semester of specialist work.
Minimum Course Requirements
The Ed.S. degree requires a minimum of 72 hours of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree or approximately 36 to 39 hours of graduate coursework beyond the master’s degree.
Coursework in 6 Major Categories is Required
Area of Specialization
12-13 credits in science education/educational technology/environmental education
Content Area Specialization
6-9 credits in science or environmental content or ethics/history/philosophy of science
6 credits in curriculum or foundations, including areas such as psychological, social, or historical foundations
3 credits of graduate seminar in the School of Teaching & Learning
3 credits in research methods courses such as EDF 6401: Educational Statistics or EDF 7486: Methods of Educational Research
5 hours of EDG 6910: Supervised Research