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MAEd in Science Teaching

Contact

School of Education: (440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)
Admission Counselor: Cheryl Lee, (440) 826-2915, cllee@bw.edu
Academic Advisor: Letitia Kolp, (440) 826-8168, lkolp@bw.edu

Overview

There is a strong need for passionate, skilled science teachers in northeast Ohio, statewide and nationally. Baldwin Wallace University is answering this call through an innovative new program — Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in science teaching — that combines BW's proven teacher training with extensive hands-on hours in participating school districts and a unique real-world experience through a science industry internship.

Preparing Teachers Through Experience

The MAEd in science teaching is a 14-month, on-campus program that prepares students who have a major in biology or chemistry to become highly-effective science teachers for grades 7-12. This full-time program includes key coursework in research-based teaching strategies, five-days-per-week field and clinical experiences in schools, and an integrative seminar to support candidates' professional development as teachers. The program concludes with a unique science industry internship designed to provide future teachers with real-world science experience that they can incorporate into their classroom instruction.

Program Features

  • A cohort model where students form close professional relationships with other students and faculty.
  • Students are mentored by supervising faculty in the placement district.
  • 14-month, full-time program starts in May with license completion the following summer so students are ready and eligible to teach that fall.
  • Students earn a Master of Arts in Education degree at the conclusion of the four terms.
  • Extensive field and clinical work in selected school classrooms throughout the academic year.
  • Guaranteed job interviews for any open position in your teaching field in your placement district.
  • Comprehensive program price includes tuition, books, fees for professional association memberships and fees for background checks.
  • Inquiry-based learning and technology integration as guiding principles in your preparation.

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