|Major Code: 8900
|Degree Awarded: Specialist in Education
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
|Age Restriction: No
|Admission status: Graduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
|Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives
The primary emphasis of the specialist in education degree is placed on the development of specific competencies needed in science education.
The applicant to the specialist in education program must hold a master’s degree in science or education with science as the teach-ing area.
General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.
A candidate for the specialist in education degree must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in a 30 credit hour program. Although research methodologies are included in the curriculum, no thesis is required. A three-member committee appointed by the department head and approved by the Graduate School office gives a final examination in the last semester of enrollment. A student can transfer up to 12 hours of graduate credit from other approved institutions offering at least the specialist in education degree.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master’s degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.
Candidates for the specialist in education degree must complete 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree as follows: