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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Master of Education (Ed.M.) Programs with State Certification Programs in the Department of Learning and Teaching Ed.M. in Science Education (Certification: Teacher of Physical Science and Physics Education)  

Ed.M. in Science Education (Certification: Teacher of Physical Science and Physics Education)


Coordinator: Dr. Eugenia Etkina (732-932-7496, ext. 8339; email: etkina@rci.rutgers.edu)

The Graduate School of Education offers a postbaccalaureate master's degree/initial teacher certification program in Physical Science Education. The program requires that a student have a bachelor's degree with a major appropriate to the area of licensure, 90 credits in liberal arts, and satisfaction of the general education distribution. The requirements needed to satisfy the general education distribution can be found in the Office of Academic Services, Room 110, Graduate School of Education (732-932-7496, ext. 8132).

The specific program requirements are as follows:

Physical Science Education (21 credits)

05:300:462 Demonstration and Technology in Science Education (3)

15:256:551 Development of Ideas in Physical Science (3)

15:256:552 Teaching Physical Science (3)

15:256:555 Research Internship in Science Education (3)

15:256:557 Multiple Representations in Physical Science (3)

Graduate Level Electives in Physical or Science Education (6)

Common Professional Education Core (12 credits)

05:300:306 Principles of Classroom Learning (3)

05:300:401 Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3)

15:255:533 Assessment and Measurement for Teachers (2)

15:255:534 Classroom Organization (1)

15:255:537 Education, Ethics, and Society (3)

Internship in Teaching (12 credits)

15:255:535 Internship in Teaching (9)

15:255:536 Internship Seminar (3)

Every candidate for certification in Physical Science Education must complete a full major in either chemistry or physics and at least 15 credits in the other subject. Candidates for certification in Physics Education need only complete a major in physics. The courses should be distributed evenly among different fields within the discipline. Physics majors should complete course work in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, atomic, and nuclear physics. Chemistry majors should complete work in organic and non-organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and quantum chemistry. At least 12 credits in one physical science must be taken at the 300 or 400 level. Students should consult with their science adviser to determine if additional course work in a physical science is required.
 
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