Master of Arts in Education
MAE: Specialty Area Requirements for Science Education
Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
A candidate’s certification GPA must be at least a 3.0. This should include coursework in all three sciences listed above as well as Earth/Space Sciences and Environmental Science/Ecology.
A candidate’s personal statement must include a discussion of the required experiences. Candidates must have significant, pre-professional teaching experiences including some of the following: tutoring, grading, substitute teaching, attending professional conferences, and/or working with adolescents in sponsored programs.
Candidates seeking to complete a full-year internship should have most of the above experiences and must have substitute teaching experience.
At least one of the candidate’s letters of recommendation must address the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate-level science classes. At least one letter of recommendation must discuss the candidate’s suitability to work with high school students.
Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and disposition for teaching and may be interviewed.
Science Education Faculty
GPA Sheets for Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Please see your Science Education advisor (Dr. Enrique Pareja) each semester to ensure smooth processing through the program.
Students seeking certification to teach in Missouri must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in their content area and professional classes (mostly education classes). The GPA sheet was created to help students keep track of the two GPA calculations and aid with advisement and enrollment. If students have any questions about their GPA, they should meet with their specialty area advisor.Biology: Download GPA Sheet (Excel file) Chemistry: Download GPA Sheet (Excel file) Physics: Download GPA Sheet (Excel file)