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Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education Option, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #191 (WUR) Online
The online Master of Education Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education Option, offered by UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education, is designed to help K-12 teachers enhance their school's science curriculum and learn about new pedagogical techniques that can be used to improve science learning in their classrooms.

About

Available entirely online, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares teachers to facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on science learning. Participants will have the opportunity to select from courses featuring science topics such as evolution, energy, meteorology, and cell biology. Students may take up to two graduate-level courses on a non-matriculated basis after consultation with the program advisor.

Accreditation

UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Educating Diverse Populations
  • Dynamics of Curricular Change
  • History & Theory of Curriculum
  • Curriculum Design K-12 (focus research on science education)
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Among Students
  • Leadership in Science Education
  • Exploring the Nature of Science
  • Cell Biology for Teachers
  • Evolution in Context for Teachers
  • Climate in the Classroom
  • Energy, Force and Motion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits

    30 graduate credits (10 courses total)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages in length)
  • All official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee
  • Proof of valid teaching license or if in a private setting where licensure is not required, individuals with a minimum of three years teaching experience, should submit a letter from their school's chief academic administrator providing proof of teaching in the school.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    575 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Per credit-contact hr. - $575

Funding

Financial Aid

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