The Master of Education in Earth Sciences will be conferred upon students who earn a minimum 30 credits with a grade of B or better in all courses. This includes 18 credits at the 500 level or higher (with at least 6 credits at the 500 level). Students are also required to complete an individual project in coordination with their graduate adviser.
Students accepted into the program may begin their course work during any academic semester. The typical student course load is expected to be three to four courses per year. It is strongly recommended that students take only one course at a time while working full time. However, it is anticipated that students will enroll in two courses during the summer semester. At the rate of four, three-credit courses each year, most students will complete the master of education in earth sciences program in about two and 1/2 years of part-time study.
The course work features content from multiple disciplines in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Eberly College of Science, including geosciences, energy and mineral engineering, meteorology, and geography, and from the discipline of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. The master of education in earth sciences program can be tailored to provide a focus in a desired discipline, based on the student's choice of elective courses. Students should consult with their program academic adviser to determine which focus is most appropriate for their professional needs.