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It is expected that a student entering this program will have a minimum of 18 hours of approved undergraduate biological science.

  1. Twelve semester hours of graduate credit in professional education core courses. EDU 6504 - Research Methods and Procedures and EDU 6535  - Curriculum Development are required as part of the 12 hours.  See School of Education section in this catalog for electives.
  2. Eighteen hours of graduate work in biological science.  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:
    1. BIO 5403 Vertebrate Histology
    2. BIO 5404 Pharmacology I
    3. BIO 5405 Pharmacology II
    4. BIO 5410 Human Gross Anatomy
    5. BIO 5412 Medical Physiology I
    6. BIO 5413 Medical Physiology II
    7. BIO 5425 Human Neuroanatomy
  3. Candidates for the M.Ed. in Biology must either take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements or successfully complete BIO 6430 - Graduate Seminar.  If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be taken once in the following semester or summer term.

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.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

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.

Class Class Name Hours
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