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Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses in biology?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in biology that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to satisfy Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements for instructors of dual credit courses. The program requires 36-credit hours of graduate level work.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in biology to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

required courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Secondary Education 3
Biology Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
BIOL-L 500 Independent Study 0-12
BIOL-L 501 Independent Study Rotations 1-6
BIOL-L 563 Topic in Life Science (topics vary semester to semester) 1-6
BIOL-L 564 Topic in Life Science Techniques – Variable Topic 1-4
BIOL-L 579 Community Ecology 3
Other biology graduate level courses as approved by the biology program advisor in the School of Natural Sciences
Secondary Education Courses - 18 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-Q 550 Science, Technology, and Society (STS) for a Changing World 3
EDUC-Q 540 Teaching Environmental Education 3
or
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science 3
or
EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching 3
or
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in Jr. High/Secondary Schools 3
or
EDUC-R 505 Workshop in Instructional Systems Technology 3

Advising

Educational Requirements Advising

For advising information on educational requirements, contact Dr. Lisa Hoffman or Dr. James Hollenbeck.

Biology Requirements Advising

For concentration in biology requirements, contact Dr. Pamela Connerly, Coordinator of Biology Programs in the School of Natural Sciences.

Advisors

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Dr. Pamela Connerly

Associate Professor of Biology
Coordinator of Biology Programs

Life Sciences 304
Phone: (812) 941-2131
pconnerl@ius.edu

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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137
lhh@ius.edu

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James Hollenbeck Ph.D.

Professor
Coordinator of Secondary Education

Life Sciences 249
Phone: (812) 941-2360
jehollen@ius.edu

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Campus Events

Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
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Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

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Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

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POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

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May 11th, 2020

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May 11th, 2020

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POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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