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MS in Teaching (MST): Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Spanish

The MS in Teaching (MST) is designed for individuals with bachelor's degrees who seek careers in teaching adolescence education but lack formal training in teacher education.

Core Courses for All MST - Adolescence Programs:

Course Number Course Name
EDU 640 Literacy and Learning in the Content Area for Adolescent Learners (3 credits)
EDU 653 Instruction and Assessment Strategies in the Secondary School (3 credits)
EDU 660 Foundations of Teaching Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
EDU 712 Extending Literacy and Learning in the Content Area for Adolescent Learners (3 credits)
EDU 721 Modern Educational Philosophies and Values (3 credits)
EDU 783 Multimedia in Teaching (3 credits)
EDU 922 Multicultural Education (3 credits)
Content Area Graduate Elective(s) Chosen in consultation with content department (3-6 credits)*
EDU 975 Observation and Student Teaching for Adolescent Education (6 credits)
EDU 951/952/953/954/957 Special Project in Mathematics/Social Studies/Spanish/English/Biology Education (3 credits)
Total 33-36 credits

*Some additional discipline specific prerequisites may be required subject to previous coursework.

  • Meeting the Content Core Requirement: Biology

    In addition to the Core Courses listed above, students are expected to have completed course work in the following topics. Please note that up to 12 missing prerequisite credits can be fulfilled while taking graduate classes.

    • Biology Seminar
    • Cell Biology
    • Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity
    • General Biology I
    • General Biology II
    • General Chemistry I & II
    • General Physics I & II
    • Genetics
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Microbiology
    • Organic Chemistry I & II

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 57

  • Meeting the Content Core Requirement: English

    In addition to the Core Courses listed above, students are expected to have completed course work in the following topics. Please note that up to 12 missing prerequisite credits can be fulfilled while taking graduate classes.

    • American Literature
    • Chaucer
    • Five upper level English courses
    • History of English Language/Linguistics
    • Modern Literature
    • Shakespeare

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 30

  • Meeting the Content Core Requirement: Mathematics

    In addition to the Core Courses listed above, students are expected to have completed course work in the following topics. Please note that up to 12 missing prerequisite credits can be fulfilled while taking graduate classes.

    • Abstract Algebra I
    • Calculus 1
    • Calculus 2
    • Calculus 3
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • History and Foundations of Mathematics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Probability and Statistics I
    • Theory of Numbers

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 30

  • Meeting the Content Core Requirement: Social Studies

    In addition to the Core Courses listed above, students are expected to have completed course work in the following topics. Please note that up to 12 missing prerequisite credits can be fulfilled while taking graduate classes.

    • American Republic
    • Historical Geography or Economics of Global Resources
    • Intro to American Government or Global Politics
    • Micro or Macro Economics
    • Modern America
    • Study of History
    • Tradition & Modernity of the Non-Western World
    • Upper level History courses

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 30

  • Meeting the Content Core Requirement: Spanish

    In addition to the Core Courses listed above, students are expected to have completed course work in the following topics. Please note that up to 12 missing prerequisite credits can be fulfilled while taking graduate classes.

    • Advanced Composition
    • Advanced Conversation
    • Beginner Spanish Culture Through Conversation
    • Intermediate Spanish Culture Through Conversation
    • Interpretive Listening
    • Interpretive Reading of Spanish Literature
    • Seminar in Spanish Literature
    • Speech Patterns of Spanish
    • Two upper level electives

    Total Prerequisite Credits: 33