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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Earth Science Education: Adolescence EdM

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Master’s-level study in science education prepares adolescence-level teachers in biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. Students who have initial certification at the adolescence level can elect for an EdM, which qualifies them for professional certification at the middle school child and adolescence levels. In addition, students in programs in early childhood or childhood education may choose to concentrate studies in science. The unique sequence of research experiences and courses in the programs includes science curriculum, science instruction, measurement and evaluation of science instruction, and a research seminar.

I. Initial Certification Curriculum

II. Initial/Professional Curriculum

Culminating Experience: Portfolio, Project or Thesis (0-3 credits)

Total Initial/Professional Curriculum Credits: 48-57

3.0 Degree GPA required


III. Professional Curriculum

Content Concentration or Grades 5-6 Extension (12 credits)

Choose Option 1 OR Option 2 

Option 2 - Grades 7-12 Content Concentration

Select 4 from:

  • In consultation with your advisor, student can select content specific graduate level coursework and LAI Science Education pedagogy courses to satisfy this concentration. 

Culminating Experience: Portfolio, Project or Thesis (0-3 credits)

Additional Requirements

Required for Conferral of Degree:

  • Proof of completion of Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop
  • Proof of completion of NYSED Students with Disabilities Requirement
  • Proof of valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate

Total Professional Curriculum Credits: 30-36

3.0 Degree GPA required


Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 30-57 Hours


  • 1 to 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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