MSSE - Master of Science Education


MSSE 501. Inquiry Sci Eng Prac. 2 Credits. (2 Lec) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Approved education methods course. This course provides a focus on inquiry instruction through the use of Science and Engineering Practices for grade K to 16 teachers in science education. Students will identify the components of inquiry in the context of Science and Engineering Practices as described in the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. Course goals include development and implementation of inquiry-based instruction and classroom research; and increased understanding of the role of assessment in an inquiry-based science classroom.

MSSE 502. Emerging Technology and the Science Classroom. 3 Credits. (1 Lec, 1 Ind, 1 Rct) Su

This course introduces skills and techniques to deepen students' understanding of technology enriched instruction in the science classroom. Students in this course are practicing teachers of science. The focus is on emerging technology trends in the K-12 classroom with an emphasis on blended learning techniques, including flipped classrooms and gamification. Students will also explore how to use scientific data sets with their students. The assignments in this course are intended to be practical and have direct utility in the science classroom.

MSSE 503. Integrating Literature into the Science Classroom. 3 Credits. (1 Lec, 2 Rct) S

PREREQUISITES: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. This course is designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers of science. The course provides effective strategies to integrate literature in the science classroom. Students will share cross-level instruction and constructive ideas with each other. The goal of this course is to engage and support the integration of reading and science instruction.

MSSE 589. Graduate Consultation. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 3 cr max) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

MSSE 591. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MSSE 592. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

Max 6 cr. PREREQUISITE: Bachelor degree, consent of instructor, and admission to MSSE program. Directed research and study on an individual topic.