Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Science

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Option is a 30-credit degree program which can be completed entirely online. This program does not lead to a teaching license in any state. Candidates must already hold a teaching license (initial or professional) in their state. Additionally, they must be working as a classroom teacher of record or they will be unable to complete course assignments, particularly the Action Research Capstone.
Required Courses
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 12
EDUC.6300 Educating Diverse Populations
EDUC.6350 Dynamics of Curricular Change 
EDUC.6370 History and Theory of Curriculum 3
EDUC.6380 Curriculum Design K-12 
Specialization (choose 5 courses)
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 15
EDUC.6760 Exploring the Nature of Science 3
BIOL.5080 Cell Biology for Teachers
BIOL.5470 Evolution in Context 3
PHYS.5010 Energy Force and Motion 3
XXXX.XXXX Other with permission of advisor 3
Science content courses from UMass Amherst may be transferred into the degree with permission of advisor.
Capstone Project
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6501 Capstone Project: Advanced Programs 3
This course is taken as the culminating course in the program and is offered only in the fall and spring terms.