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Teaching (Concentration in Earth Science Education)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Master
12 months
Duration
27971 USD/year
14497 USD/year
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About

The Master of Teaching curricula are designed to incorporate eligibility for initial teaching licensure in Virginia in early and elementary, secondary education (biology, chemistry, earth science, English, history, history and social studies, mathematics, physics) or health and physical education.

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Overview

The approved curricula include undergraduate qualifying courses as well. Individuals pursuing the extended program are awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously; baccalaureate degree recipients who meet the admission criteria also may pursue the Master of Teaching degree program, including the qualifying courses. The combined baccalaureate and Master of Teaching program requires a minimum of 153-154 hours, at least 33 of which must be at the graduate level.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge in science: Candidates demonstrate content knowledge in science as evidenced by the Praxis II scores.
  • Demonstrate conceptual content knowledge: Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the conceptual science to be taught and related fields, and that they are well-prepared in the breadth of knowledge needed to teach in their fields of licensure as evidenced by GPA in major courses.
  • Can effectively plan classroom-based instruction: Candidates demonstrate the ability to plan effective classroom-based instruction and design assessments, consistent with the goals of the National Science Education Standards as evidenced by the unit plan assessment.
  • Student teaching – effectively apply knowledge, skills and dispositions: Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions are applied effectively in practice as evidenced by the clinical evaluation.
  • Demonstrate effects on student learning: Candidates demonstrate positive effects on student learning of major concepts, principles, theories, laws; the unifying concepts of science; the nature of science; the practice of inquiry (including student engagement in inquiry); analysis of issues related to science and technology; and the impact of science on themselves and their community as evidenced by the assessing student learning portion of the clinical evaluation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Secondary School Curriculum
  • Teaching Middle and High School Sciences
  • Seminar on Educational Issues, Ethics and Policy
  • Reading Instruction in the Content Areas
  • Classroom Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
  • Personal statement submitted with the online application.
  • $70 application fee.
  • T​​hree reference letters submitted through the online application.
  • Transcripts from each institution you attended are required. 
  • Official test scores, if required by your program.
  • Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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