This master’s degree option can be completed either fully online or in a hybrid format and involves either a thesis or capstone project. The program is intended for individuals interested in building their expertise in science education as well as their capacity for contributing to the profession. This program is also appropriate for individuals who are interested in adding to their science content background with graduate-level coursework while preparing to teach at the community college level.
For those completing a thesis, you will work closely with a faculty mentor to prepare and present a formal document that demonstrates:
- independent investigation,
- how you have built your expertise in science education,
- your capacity for contributing to the profession, and
- that you can construct a product of publishable quality.
For those completing a capstone project (i.e. project in lieu of thesis), you will work closely with a faculty mentor to complete a project based upon a context of your choosing. Example projects could focus on instructional unit design, teaching practice, student learning, workshop planning, a review of the literature on a topic or a grant proposal.