Jul 14, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Education, M.Ed.

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Program Description

The M.Ed. in Science Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of science. This coursework promotes the development of integrated thinking and ways science 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 the earth and beyond. Biology, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental science, ecology, and astronomy are disciplines addressed. The courses are crafted to integrate science concepts and enhance teaching strategies while modeling intellectual processes essential for solving real-world problems.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess contributions in the field of science 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 science 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 of science 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 the field of science, 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 the field of science.
  7. Promote skills in leadership by incorporating collaborative, data-driven decision making which leads to contributions in the field of science, enhances the function of an organization, or engages in meaningful and relevant endeavors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the M.Ed. Science Education is to provide educators with a deeper knowledge of a focus in integrated sciences.  By promoting the development of integrated thinking and ways science 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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