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Dr. David Bahr (Coordinator), Dr. John Annexstad, Dr. Patrick Guilfoile, Dr. Timothy Kroeger, Dr. Julie Larson, Dr. Alice Lindgren, Dr. Gordon Lindgren, Dr. Gerald Morine, Dr. Kerry Openshaw, Dr. Elizabeth Rave, Dr. John Truedson
The Science program provides a broad view of science necessary to an understanding of the interrelationship among the sciences. Study includes the strengthening of each student's undergraduate preparation with a focus on the science curriculum for grades 5-12. All Candidates must either demonstrate their research potential by contributing an original work to a science discipline, or show their ability to interpret science by preparing a research paper.
Undergraduate teaching major in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, physical science, or broad science. Satisfactory performance on any departmental qualifying examination which may be required. The science program advisory committee may require papers and/or a conference as evidence of the applicant's depth of understanding in the basic sciences.
The applicant's undergraduate record will be used to determine course work deficiencies upon entering the program.
See Section II, Graduate Study for degree and non-degree requirements.
ED 6100 Educational Research (2 credits)
ED 6107 Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
or ED 6108 The Learning Community (3 credits)
Subtotal 5 Credits
SCI 6030 History and Philosophy of Science (2 credits)
SCI 6040 Construction and Use of Demonstration Apparatus (2 credits)
SCI 6110 Science Technology and Society (2 credits)
SCI 6920 Directed Group Study: Science Seminar (2 credits)
Subtotal 8 Credits
Select 8 of the following courses:BIOL 6020 Biotechnology for Teachers (2 credits)
BIOL 6030 Field Biology (2 credits)
GEOL 6010 Minnesota Geology (2 credits)
SCI 6120 Physical Science for Teachers I (2 credits)
SCI 6130 Physical Science for Teachers II (2 credits)
SCI 6210 Meteorology for Teachers (2 credits)
SCI 6220 Astronomy for Teachers (2 credits)
SCI 6250 Environmental Science (2 credits)
SCI 6300 Using Computers to Teach Science (2 credits)
Subtotal 16 Credits
SCI 6980 Research Paper (2 credits)
or SCI 6990 Thesis (4 credits)
Subtotal 2-4 Credits
A working knowledge of the applied statistics is required. This requirement may be satisfied by successfully completing SCI 6350 Computer Applications in Statistics.