Science Education at East Carolina University
The science education degree programs are exemplary. They provide future and current teachers with a comprehensive understanding of core concepts in science, science teaching and learning, and the integration of technology in science instruction. Current and future teachers examine how students become engaged in and learn science, and explore ways teachers can use standards- and research-based instructional strategies to attain high levels of achievement for all students, regardless of background or interest in science. Programs are available for future science teachers, kindergarten through college, and include study in the physical, life, and earth sciences. Undergraduate programs are available the provide students with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Science Education and concentrations in science or dual degrees in science content areas.
Two advanced degree options are also available. The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Science Education degree is designed to help experienced science teachers develop the knowledge, skill, and expertise needed to lead reform efforts in their school and district, and prepares them for advanced licensure. Science teachers engage in classroom research and leadership projects to help them become advocates for reform- and standards-based science education throughout North Carolina. This program is available entirely online.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Science Education degree is offered partly online and on-campus. The program enables students in the sciences to combine their science expertise with advanced understanding of teaching and learning to prepare them to teach science in the community college. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop and implement a research project culminating in a thesis.
We invite you to examine each of our programs in greater detail.