The Professional Master of Arts in Elementary Math, Science, and Technology Education (K-8) and Environmental Science Education (6-12) is a professional master’s degree for teachers who want to become teacher-leaders in science, technology and math education. The program offers learning experiences that will allow teachers to enhance their competence as educators of mathematics, science and technology. The degree contains the appropriate courses and experiences to lead to new endorsements — one in Elementary Math and Science Specialist (for Elementary Math, Science and Technology program), and another in Teacher Leadership (both programs). Both programs are comprised of approximately 33 hours of graduate (500 level) courses, the majority of which are in math, science and technology (MST) content areas, and in MST education. Students may use Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) coursework to satisfy some MST program requirements with permission from an adviser.
Science 101 is a model science course for education majors, as well as a professional development idea for in-service teachers. It is a laboratory-based biological and physical science course with content developed along interdisciplinary themes. The course is taught in an inquiry format and offers an introduction to investigating science applications in Pre-K-12 classroom settings. In addition to having published outcomes from this course and receiving national level invites to speak, SCI 101 is the basis for Bradley University’s selection to a national level education project focused on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning (FIDL).