480 USD/credit 15840 USD/full
480 USD/credit 15840 USD/full
480 USD/credit 15840 USD/full
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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Biology in Education at Indiana Wesleyan University is designed for practicing secondary school teachers who wish to become qualified to instruct advanced placement, dual enrollment, or early college courses, as well as deepen their understanding of biology, life science, and advanced educational classroom practice. 

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During the Biology in Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University, candidates will complete a 33-credit hour program consisting of 18 hours in graduate biology and 15 in graduate education. Candidates must already be credentialed for teaching life science or biology in P-12 schools and/or community colleges, as this degree will not lead to initial or advanced state licensure in those areas.

The 18 credit hours of courses in biology provide a broad understanding of the field, strengthening scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and quantitative skills in fundamental domains along with a biblical worldview.

The 15 credit hours of courses in education are designed to provide participants with methods and materials to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn, including culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. It aligns to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's advanced-level program standards. Course instruction is designed to model best practices and procedures in the classroom.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Analyze then synthesize scientific knowledge in biology effectively.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skill by evaluating and explaining biological scientific information accurately.
  • Develop quantitative skills for evaluating and solving quantitative biological problems that can be modeled mathematically.
  • Formulate a biblical worldview utilizing the attained scientific knowledge in biology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use research with an understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Genetics 
  • Human Physiology 

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General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a Biology major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Biology at a secondary school level.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
    • A valid state teacher’s license, with an endorsement to teach Biology or Life Science, or a valid temporary, standard, or professional teaching license/certificate from another recognized accreditation body, or an official letter from a school administrator confirming employment as a teacher of record.

Work experience

  • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15840 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit
  • National

    15840 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit
  • In-State

    15840 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 480 USD per credit


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