MA in Biomedical Teaching

This program provides preparation for a post-baccalaureate student to teach biomedical related courses in a community college or technical school. For this preparation, students typically select an academic emphasis such as biology, chemistry, or more broadly biomedicine and earn a minimum of 18 SH of graduate-level didactic and laboratory coursework, while completing a minimum of 15 SH of graduate education courses. Students who lack teaching experience are required to enroll in a teaching practicum (1-2 SH) during one of the academic sessions.

High school or junior high science teachers who are currently teaching can enroll in this track to enhance their teaching or their salary scale.

At many other graduate schools, the graduate coursework is focused on education or education administration courses without any courses in basic sciences. Our program uniquely provides both basic biology/chemistry graduate courses that enhance the teacher’s ability to understand and teach new material such as molecular biology techniques as well as selected educational pedagogy courses that promote effective teaching.

The MA in biomedical teaching program draws upon EMU’s well-known MA in education program for the education pedagogy courses.

Course schedule (48 Course Hours)

Biomedical core courses (30 semester hours and 6 hours electives)

Approved Graduate Education Courses for MA in Biomedical Teaching (minimum 9 hours plus 6SH of education electives and 3SH of general electives)

Choose 3 of 4 starred courses:
*BMT 601 (EDCC 501) Creating Cultures of Change (3)
BMT 611 (EDDN 513) Teaming and Collaboration (3)
BMT 621 (EDCC 521) Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3)
*BMT 631 (EDCC 531) Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3)
*BMT 606 (EDDA 511) Teaching Diverse Learners (3)
BMT 609 (EDCT 681) Online Learning Tools for the Classroom – online (3)
BMT 610 (EDDT 581) Language and Culture – online (3)
*BMT 641 (EDCI 501) Curriculum & Instructional Strategies (3)

BMT 601 subject to an enrollment of at least six students.

Prerequisite Courses

Undergraduate science course program requirements (or equivalents)

For full admission to graduate status, students must have completed (27 SH):

Two general biology courses with laboratories (8 SH)
Two general chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
One organic chemistry course with laboratory (4 SH)
One general physics course with laboratory (4 SH)
One mathematics course (calculus) (3 SH)


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