MAE: Secondary Science

Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements

Secondary Science

  • Undergraduate GPA must be at least 2.5 in the major with a 3.0 GPA preferred.
  • Applicants must have significant pre-professional teaching experiences including some of the following: tutoring, substitute teaching, attending professional conferences and working with adolescents in sponsored programs.
  • At least one letter of recommendation must show the applicant’s suitability to work with secondary-level school children.  One letter must be from a professor who can attest to the applicant’s ability to be successful in graduate level science courses.
  • The personal statement must be written clearly and coherently indicating the applicant’s ability to communicate via the written word.
  • It is preferred that applicants have a Verbal or Quantitative GRE score at or above the 50th percentile.  In some cases, a low GRE score may be offset by a high Truman GPA in the major. In no case will Verbal or Quantitative scores below the 10th percentile be acceptable.
  • Applicants may also be interviewed to provide clarification on any of the qualifications.

The approach to education at Truman focuses on teaching and learning as a reflective process rather than just an outcome. This shaped the approach I’ve taken to my own learning and how I want to approach my career as a science educator.

Lauren D., Biology Major & Psychology Minor