Biological Sciences M.Ed.
The Master of Education in Biological Sciences designed to prepare students for a career in education through a combination of science and professional education coursework.
Dive deeper in to the natural sciences and enhance your professional educator skillset as you prepare to lead the next generation of students.
The Master of Education in Biological Science is designed for students pursuing careers in education and seeking to increase their level of licensure. The program will prepare the student for a Class AA Standard Educator License, assuming that he or she has already earned the Class A License. The Mississippi Department of Education does not issue the Class AA Standard Educator License unless the applicant holds a Class A Standard Educator License.
The Master of Education in Biological Science is a Secondary Subject Endorsement area.
In addition to the requirements for graduate admissions into Mississippi College, it is expected that a student entering this program will have a minimum of 18 hours of approved undergraduate biological science.
|BIO 6430||Graduate Seminar||2|
|Additional graduate work in biological science*||16|
|Education Core Requirements||6|
|EDU 6504||Research Methods and Procedures||3|
|EDU 6535||Curriculum Development||3|
|Education Core Electives||Select from the following courses||6|
Advanced Child Development
|EDU 6506||Classroom Management for Elementary and Secondary Teachers||3|
|EDU 6522||Current Methodology in Elementary Education||3|
|EDU 6523||Current Methodology in Secondary Education||3|
|EDU 6542||Technology in Education||3|
|EDU 6554||Tests and Measurement||3|
|EDU 7601||Comparative Philosophies of Education||3|
|PSY 6515||Lifespan Development||3|
|COU 6503||Helping Relationships (Methods and Techniques in Counseling)||3|
*Students who wish to complete the M.Ed. Biology degree may not count more than six hours of independent studies and research courses toward the degree. Biochemistry may count for Biological Science credit. Students may not use the following courses to complete the M.Ed. Biology degree: BIO 5403 Vertebrate Histology, BIO 5404 Pharmacology I , BIO 5405 Pharmacology II , BIO 5410 Human Gross Anatomy , BIO 5412 Medical Physiology I , BIO 5413 Medical Physiology II , and BIO 5425 Human Neuroanatomy.
Note: The Mississippi Department of Education will not issue the Class AA Standard Educator License unless the applicant holds a Class A Standard Educator License. The Master of Education in Biological Science is a Secondary Subject Endorsement area.
Mississippi College is one of the thirty senior colleges and universities affiliated with the University of Southern Mississippi, Institute of Marine Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) located in Ocean Springs. Mississippi College students participating in the Master of Education in Sciences program may elect to take a maximum of 12 hours of biological sciences selected from the courses listed below or other approved courses. Each of these is offered only during the summer program at the laboratory. Many courses at the GCRL are offered only in the summer. For more information, contact Dr. Barlow.
|BIO 5472||Coastal Vegetation||5|
|BIO 5473||Salt Marsh Plant Ecology||4|
|BIO 5474||Aquarium Management||3-6|
|BIO 5475||Comparative Histology of Marine Fishes||6|
|BIO 5476||Marine Ichthyology||6|
|BIO 5477||Marine Mammals||5|
|BIO 5478||Marine Phycology||4|
|BIO 5481||Marine Invertebrate Zoology||5|
|BIO 5482||Fauna & Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes, Seagrasses, & Sandy Beaches||5|
|BIO 5485||Marine Vertebrate Zoology||5|
|BIO 5486||Early Life History of Marine Fishes||4|
|BIO 5487||Marine Ecology||5|
|BIO 5489||Parasites of Marine Animals||6|
|BIO 5495||Marine Microbiology||5|
|BIO 5496||Special Problems in Marine Sciences||1-6|
|BIO 6524||Coastal Ecology in Marine Sciences||5|
|BIO 6525||Marine Sciences for Teachers||3|
|BIO 6528||Marine Science for Elementary Teachers||3