Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. with Certification in Biological Science Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Science Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
Location(s):
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree

Description

The Ed.M. program with (K-12) teacher certification in biological science education is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences or a closely related field and who wish to pursue certification and a master’s degree in education at the same time. Certificates are recommended only in conjunction with the completion of the requirements for the Ed.M. degree.

The program has four major goals:

  • To help students develop a view of science as a knowledge building enterprise and understand the scientific practices associated with scientific inquiry.
  • To help students learn pedagogical content knowledge of biological sciences, i.e., content specific teaching methods in these disciplines.
  • To familiarize students with current state and national standards in life science education.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills of integrating technology into biological science instruction.

Admissions

Applications can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711). Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.

Program Requirements

In order to earn the master’s degree, individuals must successfully complete the required course sequence, provide proof of satisfaction of the general education requirements and liberal arts credits, and pass the portfolio.

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Ravit Golan Duncan.