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This concentration combines graduate-level education courses with science technology courses in a liberal arts setting, providing graduate education to those who teach others--including the public—about science. Educators include science museum curators, zoo and parks department staff, consultants training on new biotechnological methods, community college instructors, technical college instructors, medical science liaisons, science writers, science journalists/bloggers, tech support specialists and others.

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 4

Concentration Requirements

15 credit hours of electives, including no fewer than 2 courses (6 cr.hr.) in Science Education (EDUC) courses and no fewer than 2 courses (6 cr.hr.) concentrating in one area of science (AHLT, ANAT, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, MICR, PHYS, PLSC, ZOOL).

Examples graduate courses in Science Education include:
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-Q 550 Science, Technology, and Society (STS) for a Changing World 3
EDUC-E 518 Workshop in General Elementary Education (variable title science topics only) 3
EDUC-Q 590 Independent Study in Science Education 1-3
EDUC-S 518 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science. For science teachers. 3
EDUC-E 516 Workshop in Elementary Science 1-3
EDUC-E 548 Advance Science Teaching in Elementary Schools 3
EDUC-S 512 Workshop in Secondary Education: (variable title, science topics only) 1-6
Examples of graduate courses Natural Sciences include:
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
BIOL-L 579 Community Ecology 3
IDIS-D 513
PLSC-B 364
Summer Flowering Plants 5
IDIS-D 513
PLSC-B 373
Plant Growth and Development 5
IDIS-D 513
CHEM-C 317
Equilibria and Electrochemistry 3
IDIS-D 513
CHEM-C 364
Introduction to Basic Measurements 3
IDIS-D 513
CHEM-C 486
Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2
IDIS-D 513
GEOG-G 338
Geographic Information Sciences 3
IDIS-D 513
GEOL-G 334
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
IDIS-D 513
GEOL-G 417
Optical Mineralogy 3
IDIS-D 513
BIOL-L 313
Cell Biology Laboratory 3
IDIS-D 513
BIOL-L 319
Genetics Laboratory 3
IDIS-D 513
BIOL-L 474
Laboratory in Ecology 2
IDIS-D 513
BIOL-L 303
Field Biology 3
IDIS-D 513
MICR-M 315
Microbiology: Laboratory 2
IDIS-D 513
PHYS-P 418
Laboratory in Comparative Animal Physiology 2
IDIS-D 513
ZOOL-Z 383
Laboratory in Entomology 2
Graduate Project/Thesis (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project/Thesis on topic investigation or applying methods of science education or science technology 3
IDIS-D 602 Graduate Project/Thesis on topic investigation or applying methods of science education or science technology 3