Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements for Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Education
A candidate must have or be completing an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics equivalent to the corresponding major(s) at Truman.
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.
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.
A candidate’s personal statement must include a discussion of the required experiences.
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 secondary-level school children.
Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and disposition for teaching and may be interviewed.
Science Education Faculty:
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.