Master of Arts in Chemistry, Emphasis in Education
To successfully complete the M.A. Program, Emphasis in Education each student must meet the following standards.
1. Meet the requirements for admission to the program.
Passing score on qualifying examinations in three subdisciplines of chemistry content, or passing grade in corresponding undergraduate course.
2. Complete the 30-hour program of study with 3.00 GPA or higher.
$23-31 hours of graduate course work in chemistry $3- 11 hours of graduate course work in education $4-8 hours of electives $8-12 hours of the chemistry hours must be completed in graduate courses that qualify as the research component, as defined by the departmental Graduate Committee.
3. Demonstrate competence in chemistry content knowledge.
$Passing written comprehensive examinations in three fields: general chemistry and two other areas selected from chemistry education and any other chemistry subdiscipline.
4. Demonstrate competence in research in chemistry or chemistry education.
$Completing a masters-level research project judged to be satisfactory by the student=s faculty committee.
5. Demonstrate competence in written scholarly communication.
$ Completing a written report on the research project that is judged to be satisfactory by the departmental graduate committee. This report may take the form of a thesis or a paper to be submitted for publication.
6. Demonstrate competence in oral scholarly communication.
$Presenting two public research seminars, each of which is evaluated independently by departmental faculty members.
7. Demonstrate competence in oral scholarly communication.
$Presenting two public research seminars, each of which is independently evaluated by departmental faculty members.
Successful completion of this degree will enhance advancement opportunities i the education field and provide a teacher advanced training in content and pedagogy. The degree can also qualify persons to teach at the junior or community college level.