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Degree Requirements

36 credit hours, with at least 30 credit hours earned in residence at the University of Charleston, South Carolina at the College of Charleston.  Residency is defined as instruction delivered by the College of Charleston, the degree granting institution. Courses must be selected from the following five categories:
  • Fundamental Education Curriculum (9 credit hours)
  • Fundamental Science and Mathematics Curriculum (at least 14 credit hours)
  • Integrated Science Courses (at least 6 credit hours)
  • 75 hours of field experience associated with EDFS 632-Education Psychology, Learning, Cognition & Motivation, EDFS 635-Educational Research, and EDFS 660-Nature of Science and Mathematics and Science/Math Education 
  • Capstone Curriculum - Students must complete the capstone curriculum by completing a project assocaited with at least one course in the program. Students must complete 7 credit hours in the capstone curriculum which includes:
    • Completion of a written capstone proposal in SMFT 690-Capstone Project Development.
    • Submitting a written report of the complete capstone project to the advisor(s) and the program director.
    • Presenting the completed capstone project to the program steering committee members, their advisor(s), program faculty and other interested parties. Students must enroll in at least one credit hours of Independent Study (SMFT 698during the semester the project is presented.
For more information about courses visit the MEd. Science & Math for Teachers Graduate Program Catalog