33 credit hours
The Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Education is designed to enable Computer Science students to further their technical education while opening a career path toward teaching computer science.
Courses for the MCS/Education degree program are taken from the Computer Science Department and the Department of Mathematics and Science Education (MSED). In addition to satisfying General MCS Degree Requirements (GPA, core courses, ...), the program of study must include 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses and the following 3 MSED courses (9 credit hours), which are the first 3 required courses for a teaching certificate.
- MSED 500: Analysis of Classrooms II (Practicum and Seminar)
- MSED 300: Instructional Methods/Strategies I
Note MSED 500 must be taken before MSED 300 and 554/555. MSED 500 and 554/555 can be taken concurrently.
Of the 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses, at least 20 must be at the 500-level; the remainder must be at the 400- or 500-level. Only the MSED courses can come from outside CS/CSP. (Since 6 MSED credit hours are treated as transfer courses, no other transfer credits are available.)
Students with limited backgrounds in computer science will need courses beyond the required minimum. Depending on the student, these may include prerequisite courses (which do not count toward the program of study) and/or various 400-level courses (which generally do).
Last modified 12/18/2011