Feb 27, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Education, M.Ed.

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Program Description

The M.Ed. in Biology Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of biology. The coursework promotes the development of integrated thinking and ways biology can be taught through different perspectives which encourage real-world applications, effective problem solving, and builds relationships through communication. Individuals consider ways to investigate scientific thought as an approach for examining the forces acting upon living organisms from the basic cellular construction to ways life is sustained through energy transformation and other processes. The courses are crafted to integrate biology concepts and enhance teaching strategies while modeling intellectual processes essential for solving real-world problems.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess contributions in the field of biology by applying, evaluating, and revising ideas, designs, and approaches to solve problems which promote application of cognitive and psychological foundations to increase personal and corporate productivity.
  2. Evaluate theories, standards, and principles within the critical frameworks of biology to identify appropriate methods for engaging in content, including ways to evaluate and conduct research.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of organization or industry standards and collaborative strategies by incorporating multiple resources to ensure the application of diverse viewpoints and ethical reasoning when endeavors require critical and creative thought.
  4. Devise approaches which exercise multiple perspectives to engage, explain, and express how experts within a field consider evidence as a means to generate new options which also helps to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, trust, collegiality, and support.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of critical issues within a field of study, requiring both a personal response and a professional position, which impact communities, regions, nations, and global concerns.
  6. Apply advanced skills, including the ability to document, to improve observation and organization of critical elements within a discipline.
  7. Promote skills in leadership by incorporating collaborative, data-driven decision making which leads to contributions in the field, enhances the function of an organization, or engages in meaningful and relevant endeavors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the M.Ed. Biology Education program is to provide educators with a deeper knowledge of biology education. By promoting the development of integrated thinking and ways biology can be taught through different perspectives, students learn to encourage real-world application, effective problem solving, and build relationships through communication.

Course List (34 Total Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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