Why Science Education at Lawrence Tech?
The Master of Science Education and the Master of Science Education-Integrated Science (DI) programs are designed for educators who wish to strengthen their competencies in the teaching of science, renew their provisional certificates of teaching, obtain professional certifications, and/or add a science endorsement to their certification.
Developed by Lawrence Technological University, the Detroit Zoological Society, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Aquinas College, the Master of Science Education and Master of Science Education-Integrated Science (DI) feature curricula rich in science content and courses aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks and Benchmarks for Science. The Master of Science Education, which consists of 30 credit hours, allows you to renew your current certificate or change your provisional certificate to a professional one. The 36-credit-hour Master of Science Education- Integrated Science (DI) makes you eligible to add the integrated science endorsement from Aquinas College and the University of Detroit Mercy to your current teaching certificate.
Lawrence Tech’s science education programs are designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of science and its link to mathematics. Integral to both programs is an emphasis on active participation and interaction with your instructors and classmates – the same methods of teaching and learning promoted in K–12 science classrooms. Courses incorporate modern hands-on, constructivist-based, inquiry-driven, and project-based learning and teaching methods. You will access community resources for science teaching, such as the Detroit Zoological Society and Cranbrook Institute of Science. The University’s partnerships with these facilities make the Master of Science Education and Master of Science Education-Integrated Science (DI) degrees unique among graduate programs for teachers in the metro Detroit area and beyond.
The science education programs at Lawrence Tech are designed for busy professionals. The 13-week fall and spring terms are tailored to fit around your teaching responsibilities and minimize the overlap of the program with your schedule at the beginning and end of each semester. Also available are 10- and six-week courses beginning in May and June, respectively. Many courses are also offered online or in an accelerated schedule (1-week in summer). This type of delivery is not only convenient, it also helps prepare you to teach in the 21st-century classroom, where all Michigan high school students are required to have one Internet class before graduating.
Scholarships for Admitted Students
Upon admission to the program, you will receive a non-needbased scholarship of $1,320.00 per 3-credit hour course plus waived application and registration fees. Additional financial aid, based on need, is also available. Michigan tuition grants provide a maximum grant of $2,750 each year. Need-based loans are also available through the Stafford Loan Program for up to $18,500 maximum annually. For more information and a financial aid application, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Financial Aid at 248.204.2120.
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