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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Earth Science Education

Unshelved Program, effective Fall 2016

Expand and enhance the expertise and skill base of in-service secondary-level earth science through a carefully structured and integrated set of instructional experiences. Participate in classroom and field-based elements. Develop the skills represented in these roles and competencies to be at the forefront in evaluating, incorporating and promoting new developments in earth science content and pedagogy in the secondary classroom setting.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Equivalent of an undergraduate major or minor in Earth Science, Geology, or Physical Geography from an accredited university (students can be granted conditional admission requiring additional course work)
  2. Meet Graduate School Requirements
  3. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a 3.0 in the second half of the undergraduate degree program (students not meeting these GPA requirements can apply for non-degree admission and can be admitted after 9-12 hours of graduate courses and maintain a 3.0 GPA)
  4. International students must receive a minimum of 213 on the TOEFL, a rating of 4 on the test of written English, and a score of 230 on the Test of spoken English. Alternatively, a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB and a rating of 3.0 on the oral interview portion of MELAB. Minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL to be considered for teaching assistantship.
  5. Three Professional Letters of Recommendations
  6. Have or be actively working toward state-level teaching certification

Online Education for Out-of-State Students

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Department Information:

Geography & Geology - College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Sambrook, Ph.D.
Department Head

203 Strong Hall
(734) 487-0218

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Katherine Ryker, Ph.D.

301W Science Complex
(734) 487-6712

Degree Requirements: 30 hours

The M.S. in Earth Science Education requires the completion of 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses, elective courses and cognate courses as follows