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Graduate ProgramsInterdisciplinary Science and MathematicsIntroductionThe Interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) program is designed for K–12 teachers who wish to increase their science and/or mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge in a program specifically designed for teachers. Program content is geared toward middle childhood (grades 4–9) topics. All of the science and mathematics courses are specially designed for teachers and are inquirybased and integrated with pedagogical issues.FacultyProfessorsAnn Farrell, Mathematics Education Susann Mathews, Mathematics Education Associate Professors Beth Basista, Physics Education Suzanne Lunsford, Chemistry Education Susann Mathews, Earth and Environmental Education William Slattery, Geological Sciences Education James Tomlin, Biological Sciences Education Assistant Professors Dr. Brian Boyd Michelle Reed, Mathematics Education Program DescriptionStudents can choose from three emphases (Science Emphasis, Mathematics Emphasis, or Integrated Science and Mathematics Emphasis). Each emphasis requires 48 quarter credit hours of courses (36 quarter credit hours in the College of Science and Mathematics and 12 quarter credit hours in the College of Education and Human Services). The programs require a pedagogical research project which typically will involve research within a teacher’s own classroom. The types of projects can involve curriculum development and piloting, assessment of student understanding, and research into new pedagogical methods among other activities.Each student, upon admission to the program, will be assigned an advisor from the science and mathematics faculty. The Science and Mathematics Education Committee, in collaboration with the student, will develop a program of study. All Master’s Projects must have prior approval of the Science and Mathematics Education Committee. With an advisor's approval, limited course substitutions may be made. Although many of the courses in the Interdisciplinary M.S.T. program are part of Wright State University’s programs in Middle Childhood Licensure, other courses may be necessary for Licensure. Students interested in obtaining Middle Childhood Licensure should contact either Dr. Beth Basista (College of Science and Mathematics, Science Education) or Chris Murphy (College of Education and Human Services, Teacher Education) to determine which additional courses would be necessary. Questions concerning the Interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics M.S.T. program should be referred to Dr. Beth Basista (Department of Physics) or Dr. Ann Farrell (Department of Mathematics and Statistics). Course of StudyInterdisciplinary M.S.T. Tracks
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