Science Education

  • Coordinator: Peter Appelbaum, Ed.D., Director of Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies

The program in Science Education is designed for elementary or secondary teachers.

Master of Education Degree Requirements (M.Ed.)

(a minimum of 30 credits)

Science Education Concentration

1. Foundation Courses (6 credits) chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 501–510

2. Concentration Courses (15–18 credits) chosen with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 552 Issues and Methods in Elementary School Science
  • ED 553 Issues in Science for Secondary Teachers
  • ED 554 Contemporary Science for Elementary Teachers
  • ED 555 Instructional Materials for Teaching Science
  • ED 556 Strategies and Curriculum in Environmental Education
  • ED 557 Mathematical Applications in the Natural Sciences
  • ED 558A Seminar for Science Educators
  • ED 566 Workshop in Classroom-based Scientific Research
  • ED 565C Computers and Technology in the Science Curriculum

3. Electives (6–9 credits) chosen with the adviser.

4. Culminating Activity ED 596 – 3 credits

  • Arranged in consultation with the adviser at the time of completing the Degree Candidacy Application.

Please Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.

All graduate forms can be found on the graduate forms page at

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