Master of Science in Education in Science and Bilingual Extension (7-12)
The MSED program is designed for students who have attained an initial certification in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics (grades 7-12) and are themselves proficient in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) who wish to gain professional certification as secondary science teacher as well as a bilingual extension.
The program provides coursework in education, science education and bilingual education as well as guided field experiences to prepare these teachers for the special challenges of teaching science to English language learners who are bilingual in mainstream as well as bilingual classrooms. The 33-credit course of study required leads to professional certification in either Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics (grade 7-12) as well as the New York State Bilingual Extension (7-12). A total of 50 hours of fieldwork experience is required.
Requirements for Matriculation
These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.
- The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Program is for students who already hold an initial certification in a secondary science teaching discipline and who wish to pursue advanced studies in education. Graduates from this program gain an advanced certification and a MSEd degree
- A bachelor’s degree in science and science education from an accredited college or university
- At least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in science and secondary education courses
- New York State Initial Certification in science discipline at a secondary level (7-12)
- Bilingual proficiency: Applications must demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in a language other than English (LOTE) that they are seeking the extension