Biology Education (7–12, M.S.Ed.)
Master of Science in Education Program
Program Code: MSED-NS
Major Code: BIS
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
SAMC 166, (716) 878-5203
Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
The master of science in biology education is designed for teachers who wish to combine advanced work in biology with graduate work in education.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale).
- A New York State Certificate of Qualification (CQ), provisional certificate, or initial certificate to teach science, or an approved equivalent.
- Three letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant’s academic qualifications.
- An official transcript of the student’s undergraduate program showing evidence of completion of at least 18 credit hours in biology and satisfactory preparation in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
- A written statement of the applicant’s academic background and career goals.
- Initial Certificate in Biology 7-12.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
|Biology Courses at the 600-level (12-15 credit hours)|
|Select 12-15 credit hours 1||12-15|
|Science Education Courses (9 credit hours)|
|SCI 628||SEMINAR IN SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION||3|
|SCI 632||CURRICULAR TRENDS IN SCIENCE TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL||3|
|SCI 685||EVALUATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION||3|
|Biology Elective Course (3 credit hours)|
|Select 3 credit hours||3|
|Master's Project or Master's Thesis (3-6 credit hours)|
|BIO 690||MASTER'S PROJECT||3-6|
|or BIO 695||RESEARCH THESIS IN BIOLOGY|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Selected under advisement.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). The candidate may take no more than 36 credit hours to achieve this average.
- A minimum of 30 credit hours. Courses in which a candidate earns a grade below C do not bear credit toward the degree but are calculated in the cumulative average.
- Successful oral presentation of the written master’s project or thesis.