M.S. Teaching & Learning - Science Teaching Licensure

The Master of Science in Teaching and Learning with a Science Licensure Concentration program consists of 12 three-credit core courses, listed in the suggested order of completion:

Recommended order of courses for the M.S. in Teaching and Learning - Science Licensure program:

Note: This order of courses is based on the Winter 2017-2018 catalog.  If you started this program prior to the Winter 2017-2018 trimester, you may have a different list of required classes.  Please refer to a previous academic catalog to view your required courses.  You can view your catalog year from your Student Portal by clicking on Degree Progress Details. All previous catalogs are available in the Student Portal, on the bottom of the main page.

  • RES501* - Fundamentals of Research and Writing (Not required for all students)
  • OTL501 - Educator Effectiveness (required corequisite is OTL590)
  • OTL590 - Student Teaching I (taken as a corequisite with OTL501)
  • OTL502 - Learning Theories and Models of Instruction
  • OTL518 - Effective Science Instruction
  • OTL539 - Theory and Practice in Backward Design  (Students taking OTL540K will not be able to apply this credit towards any program requiring OTL540)
  • OTL547 - Evaluation and Assessment (Students taking OTL541K will not be able to apply this credit towards any program requiring OTL541)
  • OTL565 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Differentiated Classroom (taken as a corequisite with OTL591)
  • OTL591 - Student Teaching II (taken as a corequisite with OTL565)
  • OTL504 - Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in 21st Century Learning
  • OTL545 - Technology and Innovation
  • OTL568 - Action Research
  • OTL579 - Research-Based Professional Project OR OTL581 - Capstone - Researching Effective Educational Programming  (Prerequisite: All core courses)

You can access  copy of the sample syllabus for each of these courses through the booklist. Just click on the course code in the left hand column. For course descriptions, please visit the current academic catalog.