Science Education: General Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics – MEd/MS, EdS, PhD

General Science Education - MEd (Alternative Certification)

Alternative Class A Education Program Checklist
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Science 112
Professional Studies: 25 hours
CTSE 7510Research Studies in Area of Specialization3
or CTSE 7530 Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
CTSE 6100Curriculum and Teaching II: Science4
CTRD 6000/6006Language and Literacy in the Content Areas 23
CTSE 7540/7546Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization3
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 23
CTSE 6240/6246Clinical Residency Seminar in Science Teaching 31
CTSE 7920/7926Clinical Residency 38
Total Hours37
1

General Science programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, and geology).

2

RSED 6000/6 must be completed if a survey of special education course was not completed prior to unconditional admission. If a survey of special education course was completed prior to unconditional admission, the state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with CTRD 6000/6 Language and Literacy and the 3-hour course requirement for RSED 6000/6 will be waived resulting in 22 hours in Professional Studies and 34 total program hours.

3

Clearance for Clinical Residency includes completion of all other coursework. Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form.

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet admission requirements cannot be used again to meet Alternative Class A program requirements. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 

Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisory committee for your plan of study. This coursework is in addition to the total graduate program hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency. 


General Science Education - MEd (Certification)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Science 112
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 23
Additional Courses: 15 hours15
Required: 6-8 hours
Technology in Science Education
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization
Practicum in Area of Specialization 3
Select the remaining 7-9 hours from the following:
Research Studies in Area of Specialization
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Directed Studies
Special Topics
Research and Thesis
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

General Science programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, geology).

2

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

3

1 hour is required if teaching in area of certification at an approved school site or 3 hours required if not teaching in an area of certification.

4

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 


General Science Education - MS (Non-certification)

General Science Education - MS (Non-certification)
CTSE 7000/7006Orientation to Teaching and Learning1
CTSE 7800/7806Capstone in Teaching and Learning2
Advisor-Approved CTSE (Science Education) courses: 9 hours9
Advisor-Approved Electives: 18 hours18
Total Hours30


General Science Education - EdS (Certification)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Science 112
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 2
Additional Courses: 15 hours
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Technology in Science Education
Research Studies in Area of Specialization 3
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization 3
Directed Studies
Practicum in Area of Specialization 4
Special Topics
Field Project 4
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level and above in Science Education
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 5
Total Hours30
1

General Science programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, geology).

2

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

3

CTSE 7510 required if a graduate level course in research studies in Science Education not previously completed; CTSE 7540 required if a graduate level course in evaluation in Science Education not previously completed.

4

To ensure a field experience, CTSE 7910/CTSE 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTSE 8980/CTSE 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree.

5

Supporting courses may not exceed 6 hours and must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


General Science Education - PhD

General Science Education - PhD
CTSE 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
ERMA 7200/7206Basic Methods in Education Research3
ERMA 7210Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7220Applied Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7300/7306Design and Analysis in Education I3
ERMA 7310/7316Design and Analysis in Education II3
ERMA 8320/8326Design and Analysis in Education III3
Select 60 Hours in @ 6000-899960
Total Hours88


Biology Education - MEd (Alternative Certification)

Alternative Class A Education Program Checklist
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Biology12
Professional Studies: 25 hours
CTSE 7510Research Studies in Area of Specialization3
or CTSE 7530 Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
CTSE 6100Curriculum and Teaching II: Science4
CTSE 7540/7546Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization3
CTRD 6000/6006Language and Literacy in the Content Areas 13
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 13
CTSE 6240/6246Clinical Residency Seminar in Science Teaching 21
CTSE 7920/7926Clinical Residency 28
Total Hours37
1

RSED 6000/6 must be completed if a survey of special education course was not completed prior to unconditional admission. If a survey of special education course was completed prior to unconditional admission, the state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with CTRD 6000/6 Language and Literacy and the 3-hour course requirement for RSED 6000/6 will be waived resulting in 22 hours in Professional Studies and 34 total program hours.

2

Clearance for Clinical Residency includes completion of all other coursework. Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form.

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet admission requirements cannot be used again to meet Alternative Class A program requirements.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 

Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisory committee for your plan of study. This coursework is in addition to the total graduate program hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.


Biology Education - MEd (Certification)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Biology12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 13
Additional Courses: 15 hours15
Required: 6-8 hours
Technology in Science Education
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization
Practicum in Area of Specialization 2
Select the remaining 7-9 hours from the following:
Research Studies in Area of Specialization
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Directed Studies
Special Topics
Research and Thesis
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 3
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

1 hour is required if teaching in area of certification at an approved school site or 3 hours required if not teaching in an area of certification.

3

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field).

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Biology Education - EdS (Certification)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Biology12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours 13
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 1
Additional Courses: 15 hours
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Technology in Science Education
Research Studies in Area of Specialization 2
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization 2
Directed Studies
Practicum in Area of Specialization 3
Special Topics
Field Project 3
Other advisor approved courses in Science Education
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

CTSE 7510 required if a graduate level course in Research Studies in Science Education not previously completed; CTSE 7540 required if a graduate level course in evaluation in Science Education not previously completed.

3

To ensure a field experience, CTSE 7910/CTSE 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTSE 8980/CTSE 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree.

4

Supporting courses may not exceed 6 hours and must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field).

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Biology Education - PhD

Biology Education - PhD
CTSE 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
ERMA 7200/7206Basic Methods in Education Research3
ERMA 7210Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7220Applied Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7300/7306Design and Analysis in Education I3
ERMA 7310/7316Design and Analysis in Education II3
ERMA 8320/8326Design and Analysis in Education III3
Select 60 Hours in @ 6000-899960
Total Hours88


Chemistry Education - MEd (Alternative Certification)

Alternative Class A Education Program Checklist
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Chemistry12
Professional Studies: 25 hours
CTSE 7510Research Studies in Area of Specialization3
or CTSE 7530 Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
CTSE 6100Curriculum and Teaching II: Science4
CTSE 7540/7546Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization3
CTRD 6000/6006Language and Literacy in the Content Areas 13
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 13
CTSE 6240/6246Clinical Residency Seminar in Science Teaching 21
CTSE 7920/7926Clinical Residency 28
Total Hours37
1

RSED 6000/6 must be completed if a survey of special education course was not completed prior to unconditional admission. If a survey of special education course was completed prior to unconditional admission, the state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with CTRD 6000/6 Language and Literacy and the 3-hour course requirement for RSED 6000/6 will be waived resulting in 22 hours in Professional Studies and 34 total program hours.

2

Clearance for Clinical Residency includes completion of all other coursework. Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form.

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet admission requirements cannot be used again to meet Alternative Class A program requirements.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 

Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisory committee for your plan of study. This coursework is in addition to the total graduate program hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.


Chemistry Education - MEd (Certification)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Chemistry12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 1
Additional Courses: 15 hours15
Required: 6-8 hours
Technology in Science Education
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization
Practicum in Area of Specialization 2
Select the remaining 7-9 hours from the following:
Research Studies in Area of Specialization
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Directed Studies
Special Topics
Research and Thesis
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 3
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

1 hour is required if teaching in area of certification at an approved school site or 3 hours required if not teaching in an area of certification.

3

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 


Chemistry Education - EdS (Certification)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Chemistry12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 1
Additional Courses: 15 hours
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Technology in Science Education
Research Studies in Area of Specialization 2
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization 2
Directed Studies
Practicum in Area of Specialization 3
Special Topics
Field Project 3
Other advisor approved courses in Science Education
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

CTSE 7510 required if a graduate level course in research studies in Science Education not previously completed; CTSE 7540 required if a graduate level course in evaluation in Science Education not previously completed.

3

To ensure a field experience, CTSE 7910/CTSE 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTSE 8980/CTSE 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree.

4

Supporting courses may not exceed 6 hours and must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 


Chemistry Education - PhD

Chemistry Education - PhD
CTSE 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
ERMA 7200/7206Basic Methods in Education Research3
ERMA 7210Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7220Applied Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7300/7306Design and Analysis in Education I3
ERMA 7310/7316Design and Analysis in Education II3
ERMA 8320/8326Design and Analysis in Education III3
Select 60 Hours in @ 6000-899960
Total Hours88


Physics Education - MEd (Alternative Certification)

Alternative Class A Education Program Checklist
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Physics12
Professional Studies: 25 hours
CTSE 7510Research Studies in Area of Specialization3
or CTSE 7530 Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
CTSE 6100Curriculum and Teaching II: Science4
CTRD 6000/6006Language and Literacy in the Content Areas 13
CTSE 7540/7546Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization3
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 13
CTSE 6240/6246Clinical Residency Seminar in Science Teaching 21
CTSE 7920/7926Clinical Residency 28
Total Hours37
1

RSED 6000/6 must be completed if a survey of special education course was not completed prior to unconditional admission. If a survey of special education course was completed prior to unconditional admission, the state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with CTRD 6000/6 Language and Literacy and the 3-hour course requirement for RSED 6000/6 will be waived resulting in 22 hours in Professional Studies and 34 total program hours.

2

Clearance for Clinical Residency includes completion of all other coursework. Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form. 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.

Coursework used to meet admission requirements cannot be used again to meet Alternative Class A program requirements. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  

Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisory committee for your plan of study. This coursework is in addition to the total graduate program hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.

Physics Education - MEd (Certification)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Physics12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 13
Additional Courses: 15 hours15
Required: 6-8 hours
Technology in Science Education
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization
Practicum in Area of Specialization 2
Select the remaining 7-9 hours from the following:
Research Studies in Area of Specialization
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Directed Studies
Special Topics
Research and Thesis
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 3
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

1 hour is required if teaching in area of certification at an approved school site or 3 hours required if not teaching in an area of certification.

3

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Physics Education - EdS (Certification)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 12 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved 6000-7000 level courses in Physics12
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 1
Additional Courses: 15 hours
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Technology in Science Education
Research Studies in Area of Specialization 2
Curriculum and Teaching in Area of Specialization
Organization of Program in Area of Specialization
Evaluation of Program in Area of Specialization 2
Directed Studies
Practicum in Area of Specialization 3
Special Topics
Field Project 3
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

2

CTSE 7510 required if a graduate level course in research studies in Science Education not previously completed; CTSE 7540 required if a graduate level course in evaluation in Science Education not previously completed.

3

To ensure a field experience, CTSE 7910/CTSE 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTSE 8980/CTSE 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree.

4

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 


Physics Education - PhD

Physics Education - PhD
CTSE 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
ERMA 7200/7206Basic Methods in Education Research3
ERMA 7210Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7220Applied Qualitative Research3
ERMA 7300/7306Design and Analysis in Education I3
ERMA 7310/7316Design and Analysis in Education II3
ERMA 8320/8326Design and Analysis in Education III3
Select 60 Hours in @ 6000-899960
Total Hours88