Online Master of Science Degree in Science Education
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
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- Students whose legal residence in the following states:
Tennessee, upon admission may enroll at in-state
tuition rates. Students must be certified by your home state
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||Master of Science - Master's
||120 seats total
|How Students and Instructors Communicate:
||Chat Room, E-mail, Threaded Discussion
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include
This course uses Blackboard
- This program is designed for science teachers who:
Are currently teaching and who are already certified,
Would like to pursue a Master抯 Degree in Science Education
but may be unable to attend regular class sessions,
Are competent in a science content area or who have the
ability to develop such content expertise on one抯 own.
The program will not emphasize content development but
rather will focus on science teaching methods, research,
pedagogy, and philosophy. Although this program is not
structured around science content, this content is embedded
within each of the courses.
- Graduates of distance learning programs at Florida State
University receive the same diploma and transcripts as
students who graduate from traditional on-campus programs.
Official transcripts do not differentiate on-line from
traditional on-campus courses or degrees. Graduates are
welcome to participate in commencement ceremonies.
- To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access
to certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you
may experience, FSU provides online technical support.
To be successful in your online class, you must have:
Regular access to a computer
An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
An Internet browser
An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your
login/username, password, and email account
For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit
the Guide to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on
the Online Learning @ FSU web site.
If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own
for participation in the program, be certain that you have
permission to use the equipment for course work purposes.
You must also be sure that you have permission to save data
to the local hard drive.
- Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect
of the University experience. Your computer and an Internet
connection link you to the most comprehensive electronic
campus in higher education. The FSU library may be reached
at el: 850-644-2706. Currently enrolled students who are
located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee can request
materials to be sent to them. Some of your online courses
may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could
include a study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video,
audiotapes, CD-ROMs). Information about what, if any, course
materials are required for your courses can be found
through: Campus bookstores (FSU Bookstore and Bill抯
Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course instructors,
Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered
online and will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the
cost of the course materials, plus shipping. The FSU
bookstore can be reached at 1-800-255-3781. A mentor or
teaching assistant is available online (and often by phone)
to help clarify course materials and refer you to resources
for all other aspects of the university experience. Visit
the website for additional student resources information.
- Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours
have access to many of the same types of financial aid as
residential students. If you need financial aid to help
defray the costs of your education, begin to investigate the
aid you may be eligible for as soon as possible. Office of
Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University Center, Tallahassee,
Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850) 644-6404,
Email firstname.lastname@example.org FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code:
001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities,
visit the web site.
SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
- Programs are designed based on student goals. A core set of
courses required of all master抯 students. The curriculum is also
dependent on what option the student takes.
Thesis Option - Students must take a minimum of twenty-four
semester hours of course work and at least six semester hours of
Non-Thesis Option � Students must take a minimum of
thirty-two hours of course work. A comprehensive exam is the
ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
- n general, one or two years are required to complete a Master抯
Degree in Science Education. After one semester and prior to the end
of the second semester of taking graduate courses, students will
establish their supervisory committee and file a program of study in
the Office of Academic Services. Near the end of the student抯 course
work, students will either take a comprehensive examination given by
the student抯 supervisory committee or complete a thesis and defense.
SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
- Although the course materials you will use are designed for
self-directed learning and the professor of the course will also be
interacting with students on a regular basis, you may need or want
additional help as you progress through a course. To support your
progress and help you feel like a member of a learning community,
most of the courses have a graduate student teaching assistant to
provide that additional assistance. You will be able to communicate
with the teaching assistant via threaded discussions, e-mail, phone,
or fax. FSU抯 course management system also provides for extensive
student-to-student communication via chat and group web-sites to
help students develop and participate in a learning community.
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- Students entering the program with graduate hours in science or
science education can transfer up to six hours subject to the
supervisory committee抯 approval.
SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university
with certification in science education or another certification
area is required.