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Degree and Certification Programs

Master of Arts and Initial Certification:
General Science 5-Adult and Chemistry 9-Adult

Education Core Coursework (21 HRS)

  • C&I 602 – Curriculum and Teaching Principles (3)
  • C&I 688 – Classroom Management (3)
  • C&I 689 – Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3)
  • EDP 600 – Educational Psychology (3)
  • RDNG 622 – Content Area Literacy (3)
  • SPED 500 – Legal/Educational Foundations: SPED (3)
  • SPED 601 – Academic Interventions: Special Needs (3)

Specialization Area Requirements (9 HRS)

  • C&I 644 – Secondary Science Teaching Methods (3)
  • C&I 648 – Science/Technology/Personal & Social Perspectives (3)
  • C&I 649 – History & Philosophy of Science & Science Education (3)

Recommended Electives (6 HRS)

  • 400 or higher level courses from content area
  • 600 or higher level C&I pedagogical content area courses including C&I 639, C&I 645, C&I 646, C&I 647, Concept Mapping and Cognition, Seminar in STEM Education Research 

Total Hours in Masters: 36

Clinical Experience Requirements (12 HRS)

  • C&I 588 – Advanced Field Experience (2)
  • C&I 585 – Advanced Clinical Experience (7)
  • C&I 680 – Technology Integration/Capstone Experience (3)

Total Hours: 48

Content and Coursework for Certification

CHEMISTRY 9-Adult

CHEM 115 – Fundamentals of Chemistry (4)
CHEM 116 – Fundamentals of Chemistry (4)
CHEM 215 – Intro Analytical Chemistry (4)

CHEM 233 – Organic Chemistry (3) AND CHEM 235 – Organic Chemistry Lab (1)

CHEM 234 – Organic Chemistry (3) AND CHEM 236 – Organic Chemistry Lab (1)

CHEM 341 – Physical Chemistry (3) AND CHEM 342 – Physical Chemistry Lab (1)
OR 
CHEM 346 – Physical Chemistry (3) AND CHEM 347 – Physical Chemistry Lab (1)

CHEM 312 Environmental Chemistry (3)

Total hours in Chemistry: 27

GENERAL SCIENCE 5-Adult

ASTR 106 – Descriptive Astronomy (3)

BIOL 101 – General Biology (3) AND BIOL 103 – General Biology Lab (1)

BIOL 102 – General Biology (3) AND BIOL 104 – General Biology Lab (1)

PHYS 101 – Introductory Physics & Lab (4) 
OR 
PHYS 111 – General Physics I & Lab (4)

PHYS 102 – Introductory Physics & Lab (4)
OR 
PHYS 112 – General Physics II & Lab (4)

GEOL 101 – Planet Earth (3)
GEOL 102 – Planet Earth Lab (1)
GEOL 103 – Earth Through Time (3)
GEOL 104 – Earth Through Time Lab (1)

Total hours in General Science: 27

Total Hours in Content: 54

TOTAL HOURS FOR MASTERS AND CERTIFICATION: 102


West Virginia State Certification Requirements:

  • Praxis I: CASE/CORE Tests: Reading # 5712; Writing #5722; Mathematics # 5732 [NOTE: Praxis I tests are waived if you have already completed a master’s degree OR if you scored 26 on the ACT OR if you scored 1125 on the SAT.]
  • Praxis II #0624, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) [NOTE: Successful completion of this assessment is required prior to applying for a WV teaching license. Receiving a passing score on this assessment is not required for WVU program completion or for graduation.]

Curriculum summary sheets and checklists are subject to change due to program changes and changes made in state certification requirements.