Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Elementary Education: K-8 Math and Science, Master of Education (MEd)

The M.Ed. K-8 Mathematics and Science Education Program is designed for certified teachers who are interested in developing understanding of mathematics and science curricula and materials appropriate for their classrooms. Candidates will review current research and design and implement a research project that focuses on mathematics or science in an appropriate setting. Courses are offered in blocks during Summer and Winter Terms. Candidates may enter the program during either term. The program is composed of 30 credits. There are no electives.
All courses in this program are online. Each candidate must have a computer with speakers and microphone to participate in the courses. In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate studies at SRU, applicants for the M.Ed. K-8 Math/Sci Program must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate work completed prior to the application, with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA are required.
  • A legible copy of the applicant’s current teaching certificate must be submitted.
  • A resume indicating teaching experiences (including substitute teaching) is required.

Applicants may be offered “conditional admission,” if the graduate coordinator believes the applicants can be successful in the chosen program, but, for some reason, the candidate does not meet all the application criteria at the time the application is submitted. Conditionally admitted applicants must have a 3.0 GPA upon the completion of the first 12 credits of coursework, and must remove any conditions prior to that time, or they will be unable to continue in the program.

All candidates admitted to the program must apply for degree candidacy by the time they have earned a maximum of 12 credits.

Related Links

Elementary Education - K-8 Math and Science, MEd Program Page

Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education Department Page

K-8 Math/Science Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Professional Core
ELEC 660Advanced Technologies for the Teaching of Mathematics and Science3
ELEC 691History of Mathematics Education2
ELEC 692History of Science2
ELEC 699Teacher Action Research in the Mathematics/Science Classroom3
Subtotal10
Elementary Education - K-8 Math/Science
ELEC 601Introduction to Educational Research3
ELEC 636A Survey of the Mathematics Curriculum K-83
ELEC 638Curriculum Materials for K-8 Science3
ELEC 664Problem Solving in K-8 Education3
ELEC 667Science & Engineering Concepts for K-8 Teachers3
ELEC 668Mathematics Content for K-8 Teachers3
ELEC 705Seminar in Mathematics and Science Education Research2
Subtotal20
Total Hours30

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9153