Teaching (MA): Middle Grades Science Concentration

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Degree Requirements

Core Courses15
Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community
Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms
Principles of Developing and Interpreting Assessment
Classroom Action Research
Inquiry and Professional Development
Teaching Internship: MAT
Teacher Leadership

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses12
Methods of Teaching Science I
Methods of Teaching Science II
Introduction to Research in Science Education
Design of Tools and Learning Environments in STEM Education
Science Methods Courses6
Select a minimum of six hours of Science Methods courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee – see "Science Methods Courses" listed below
Total Hours33

Science Methods Courses

Select a minimum of six hours of courses listed below:6
BIO 592Topical Problems1-3
BSC 546Humans and Disease: Communicable Diseases3
EA 506Water Quality Assessment3
EDP 575Multicultural Lifespan Development3
EDP 582Adolescent Development3
GIS 510Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Science and Technology3
GIS 520Spatial Problem Solving3
MEA 517Fundamentals of Climate Change Science3
MEA 519Barriers to Climate Change Literacy3
MEA 549Principles of Biological Oceanography3
NTR 500Principles of Human Nutrition3
NTR 501Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism3
NTR 510Maternal and Infant Nutrition3
NTR 515Comparative Nutrition3
PY 581Matter & Interactions for Teachers I3
PY 582Matter & Interactions for Teachers II3


Full Professors

  • Margaret R. Blanchard
  • Aaron C. Clark
  • Jere Confrey
  • Cathy L. Crossland
  • Karen Hollebrands
  • M. Gail Jones
  • Hollylynne Stohl Lee
  • John Kelly Lee
  • Soonhye Park
  • Edward J. Sabornie
  • Lee Stiff

Associate Professors

  • Candy M. Beal
  • K.C. Busch
  • Sarah Carrier
  • Cesar Delgado
  • Cameron D. Denson
  • Jessica Hunt
  • Karen Keene
  • Meghan Manfra
  • Angela Wiseman
  • Carl A. Young

Assistant Professors

  • Robin Anderson
  • Sunghwan Byun
  • Michelle Marie Falter
  • Tamecia Jones
  • Erin Krupa
  • Crystal Lee
  • Paula McAvoy
  • Amato Nocera
  • Jamie Pearson
  • Samantha Marshall Pham
  • William Reynolds
  • Jonee Wilson

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Drinda Elaine Benge
  • Vandna Gill Bindra
  • Sarah Cannon
  • Cyndi Edgington
  • Nolan Edward Fahrer
  • Valerie Faulkner
  • Anne Harrington
  • Kristen Hoffmann
  • Micha Jennine Jeffries
  • Jill Jones
  • Joanna Greer Koch
  • W. Matt Reynolds
  • Linda Smith

Emeritus Faculty

  • Ruie J. Pritchard