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Master of Science in Education

Robert Palestini, Ed,D., Interim Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies Graduate Programs

Merion Hall 264, 610- 660-1288, rpalesti@sju.edu

The Master of Science degree in Education is a course of professional study which allows a concentration in education and an allied field. The Department offers concentrations in biology, mathematics, computer science,and professional education.

The concentrations in biology, mathematics, and computer science allow professionals who are currently certified to strengthen their undergraduate academic background while adding to their comprehensive professional education. The M.S. degree in these concentrations requires 36 credits of study. Students enrolling in these programs should have an undergraduate major in the concentration and preferably a minor in secondary education. Students who do not have sufficient undergraduate preparation will be required to take additional coursework.

The concentration in professional education is designed to allow flexibility, within program specifications, to focus study in approved areas. The professional education degree requires 36 credits of study. The Educational Leadership area of study is designed for persons interested in receiving supervisory (subject matter) or elementary/secondary principal certification.,

Biology Concentration

The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in biology requires 36 credits of study (12 courses), as follows:

professional education (including EDU 600)

5 courses

graduate biology

4 courses

electives (science education or fieldwork)

3 courses

Mathematics Concentration

The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in mathematics requires 36 credits of study (12 courses), as follows:

professional education (including EDU 600)

5 courses

graduate mathematics or computer science

4 courses

electives (mathematics or education)

3 courses

Students are encouraged to consider MED courses which are specific to mathematics education. They are designated by MED and are listed separately in the Mathematics Education section of this catalog.

Computer Science Concentration

The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in computer science requires 36 credits of study (12 courses), as follows:

professional education (including EDU 600)

5 courses

graduate mathematics or computer science

4 courses

electives (computer science or education)

3 courses

Students electing a computer science concentration should consult with the Department chair when selecting courses.

EDU 551 (4035) and EDU 608 (4085) may be used with permission of the mathematics advisor.

Professional Education Concentration

Concentrations in professional education can be tailored to meet specific educational needs of candidates for the degree. Areas of study can focus on educational leadership or foundations in education. It is imperative that students interested in these areas of study have all coursework and programs approved by the Director prior to beginning a course of study.