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UNI to offer Master of Arts in science education

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The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in science education program that begins in summer 2015, with an optional spring 2015 jump start.

This program incorporates theory, application and content, allowing pre-college teachers to update pedagogy as well as add endorsement areas to their teaching licenses or update content knowledge in their specialty areas.

Applicants can learn how to teach science in a manner that allows students to construct their knowledge within an inquiry framework.

Classes feature different aspects of the Iowa Core Curriculum and the Next Generation Science Education Standards.
"Our program is truly interdisciplinary because the faculty who contribute to the program include experts in individual disciplines of science, science education or pedagogy.

"We all work together to offer opportunities to develop science content knowledge and the best teaching practices for that content," says Dawn Del Carlo, program coordinator.
Many classes in this program are offered Wednesday evenings via interactive video conferencing.

Courses are supported online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system.
The program uses a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through part of the course sequence but also offers a variety of electives to best fit individuals' professional interests and goals. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/science-education.
For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.
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