Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
This path prepares graduates to be classroom subject area teachers for students with disabilities.
Students can choose among the following subject area specializations: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Studies. Admissions prerequisites and subject area coursework are outlined below.
There are also options to add an additional extension to teach grades 5-6. Contact us for details.
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- Adolescence Education Portfolio (CTGE0790)
- *Assessment of All Learners with Disabilities (CTGE5170)
- *Behavior Interventions and Effective Classroom Management (CTGE5167)
- *Collaboration and Co-Teaching in Classroom/Learning Environments (CTGE5166)
- Developing Digital Literacy (CTGE6201)
- Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education (UEGE5102)
- Learning and Literacy Across the Curriculum (CTGE5547)
- *Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future (CTGE5155)
- Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents 1: Development and Communities (CTGE5401)
- Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents 2: Assessment and Planning (CTGE5402)
- Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents 3: Differentiated Instruction (CTGE5403)
- Teaching and Learning with Diverse Adolescents 4: Reflection and Innovation (CTGE5404)
- *Teaching English Language Arts and History in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5175)
- Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Adolescents (CTGE5305)
- *Teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5176)
*Courses require eight to 10 fieldwork hours with students with disabilities.
In addition to the content core courses, candidates for this degree must complete related subject area requirements to obtain the extension. The course of study includes six additional credits in the extension’s subject area.
Extension Admissions Prerequisite and Courses
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science
Biology Prerequisites: 18 credits or more in a biology major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: anatomy and physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, behavior, diversity, growth, and human biology.
Chemistry Prerequisites: 18 credits or more in a chemistry major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.
Earth Science Prerequisites: 18 credits or more in an earth science major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: scientific methods, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems.
Physics Prerequisites: 18 credits or more in a physics major or concentration including coursework in these areas: mathematics, electricity, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radio activity, and quantum mechanics.
- Cyber Communities for STEM (CTGE6203)
- Science Curriculum and Assessment (CTGE5631)
- Teaching and Assessing Science (CTGE5272)
Admissions Prerequisites: Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in an English major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: British literature, American literature, multicultural writers, women writers, literary criticism, and written composition.
- Teaching and Assessing Composition (CTGE6405)
- Teaching and Assessing Reading and Literature (CTGE6410)
Admissions Prerequisites: Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a mathematics major or concentration.
- Teaching and Assessing Mathematics: Adolescents (CTGE5286)
- Teaching Foundational Topics in Mathematics (CTGE5284)
Admissions Prerequisites: 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history, and geography. The social studies major or concentration should include coursework related to anthropology or cultural studies, economics, sociology, geography, psychology, global connections, and the impact of science and technology on society.
- Social Studies Curriculum (CTGE5791)
- Teaching and Assessing in Social Studies: Adolescents (CTGE5261)