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. However, Massachusetts Educators who hold an appropriate Massachusetts Initial License (same license field and grade band) may want to refer to current DESE guidelines and consider if the content courses within this degree are applicable to their Professional License requirements:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Requirement Tool
Massachusetts Professional Teacher Licensure candidates may be able to use up to 12 credits of appropriate content coursework toward their MA Professional license. 
Required Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
Total12
EDUC.6300Educating Diverse Populations
3
EDUC.6350Dynamics of Curricular Change 
3
EDUC.6370History and Theory of Curriculum3
EDUC.6380Curriculum Design K-12 
3
Specialization (choose 5 courses)
Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
EDUC.6760Exploring the Nature of Science3
BIOL.5080Cell Biology for Teachers
BIOL.5470Evolution in Context3
PHYS.5010Energy Force and Motion3
XXXX.XXXXOther with permission of advisor3
Science content courses from UMass Amherst may be transferred into the degree with permission of advisor.
Capstone Project
Course #Course NameCr.
Total3

EDUC.6501

OR

EDUC.6530

Capstone Project: Advanced Programs


Capstone Alternative

3
This course is taken as the culminating course in the program and is offered only in the fall and spring terms.