The Master of Sciences is an interdepartmental degree involving the College of Education and other colleges on the campus. The Space Studies/Science Teaching option is designed for teachers aspiring to pursue a degree with greater emphasis on science content and less emphasis on pedagogy. The Space Studies/Science Teaching option includes Science Education courses as well as science, space studies, mathematics, and selected other content courses. The program is designed to provide classroom teachers with a strong background in science content balanced with knowledge of contemporary science teaching practice, and the sound application of research.
The Space Studies/Science Teaching option allows teachers to gain specialized knowledge related to various aspects of space. Space studies courses are available on a wide variety of topics including: earth systems, rocketry, biology, living in space, physics, geology, astronomy, and technology. While these courses have a strong content focus, they also emphasize creative use of inquiry strategies, manipulative activities, and science process skills as a basis for science instruction. The program is designed primarily for teachers who wish to improve their content knowledge of space and related science fields. The program is appropriate for teachers at all levels (K-12) who wish to become leaders in the field of space studies.
Note: This program is not designed to lead to teacher licensure.
Appication and Admissions Requirements
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Science Education, 12 - 18 credits:
- Science Methodology courses offered through the College of Education
Education, 12 - 18 credits:
Includes core courses required by the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), MA degree:
Letters, Arts, and Sciences or Space Studies Courses, 0 - 6 credits
- Includes Space Studies courses, LAS graduate courses, and a limited number of 300- and 400-level LAS courses
Note: Students should consult with their program advisor to assure that courses selected are appropriate for credit in the Science Education program.
The Curriculum and Instruction Masters degree specializing in Science Education can be completed in only 30 hours. Schedules are designed to meet the needs of busy teachers.
Science Education courses are offered spring, summer, and fall terms. Students may work on course work throughout the year in courses offered by the UCCS College of Education.
During the Fall and Spring semesters, most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate the schedules of working teachers.