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.
|Additional graduate work in biological science*
|Education Core Requirements
|Research Methods and Procedures
|Education Core Electives
|Select from the following courses
Advanced Child Development
|Classroom Management for Elementary and Secondary Teachers
|Current Methodology in Elementary Education
|Current Methodology in Secondary Education
|Technology in Education
|Tests and Measurement
|Comparative Philosophies of Education
|Helping Relationships (Methods and Techniques in Counseling)
*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.
|Salt Marsh Plant Ecology
|Comparative Histology of Marine Fishes
|Marine Invertebrate Zoology
|Fauna & Faunistic Ecology of Tidal Marshes, Seagrasses, & Sandy Beaches
|Marine Vertebrate Zoology
|Early Life History of Marine Fishes
|Parasites of Marine Animals
|Special Problems in Marine Sciences
|Coastal Ecology in Marine Sciences
|Marine Sciences for Teachers
|Marine Science for Elementary Teachers