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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Curriculum

M.Ed. in Science Education

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 36
Practicum: None
Comprehensive: Portfolio
Thesis: None

Length of Program
The program is designed for licensed teachers who complete the program as part of a cohort. A cohort is a group of students who attend together all of the classes required for the degree. The course load each semester is 4-6 hours dependent upon the sequence of the program.  The program is completed within 3 years. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)

Continuous Enrollments
Master's students in Science Education are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)

A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois certification are required to pass an Illinois State Criminal Background Check.

Curriculum Plan
The program requires 36 hours semester hours (12 classes)—18 hours in science and 18 hours in education—and completion of a comprehensive portfolio at the end of coursework.

Prerequisites
Students who do not have the state required middle grade courses will need two additional courses:

Education Core (15 semester hours)

Middle School Track (21 semester hours)

High School Chemistry Track (21 semester hours)

High School Earth and Space Science Track (21 semester hours)

Comprehensive Assessment   
A Comprehensive Portfolio is required.  Students will be made aware of the requirements during the required courses in the program. The Portfolio format will be presented during CIEP 488. No application is required.  Program faculty will notify students of results.

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.

Loyola

School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 ยท SchlEduc@luc.edu

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