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Science and Math for Teachers

Master of Education

(36 Credit Hours)

Science and Math Teachers

This program is designed for science and math educators who want to strengthen and broaden their knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics, and develop their pedagogical content knowledge and instructional skills. The program is intended for a wide variety of educators including primary and secondary (K-12) school teachers, as well as informal educators such as those employed by museums, zoos or aquaria, environmental education centers and similar facilities.

Science and math courses are taught using best-practice methods intended to inspire learners through hands-on and minds-on inquiry-based approaches. Courses also connect standards-based subject matter with real-world applications, integrate knowledge across disciplines and incorporate the use of modern classroom, lab and field-based experiences and technologies.

Education courses complement the science and math courses by exploring cognitive, policy and educational research as they apply to the practice of teaching.

Advantages of the Program

  • The program provides a solid background for pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • Courses are offered in the evenings during the school year and during the summer at both the downtown and North campuses of the College

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Official GRE or PRAXIS scores; TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • A statement of goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Valid teaching certificate and/or rationale of intent for informal education

Tuition

For the most up-to-date information, visit treasurer.cofc.edu.

Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (This deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

John Peters
program director
843.953.1422

Additional Information