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    Middle Grades Physical Science Endorsements

    Illinois Institute of Technology recruited candidates for a unique Master of Science Education degree and endorsement program. This program was designed for teachers currently holding a K-8 certificate who needed to gain expertise in middle grades science. The program included many innovative aspects including one-on-one interaction with IIT Scientists, experience with cutting edge scientific research, and ongoing interaction with a cohort of science teachers.
    Students completed the program in Spring 2011 with the ability to qualify for endorsement in middle school physical science, as well as their Masters in Science Education.

    >> Course of Study

    IIT Physical Science Initiative Cohort 2008-2011

    Year 1
    (4 courses, 12 credits)
    2008-09 Academic Year
    Physical Science Research Practicum I
    Energy and Forces
    Clinical Supervision
    The Atomic World
    Year 2
    (5 courses, 15 credits)
    Summer Session 2009
    Physical Science Research Practium II
    Science Curriculum

    2009-10 Academic Year
    Physical Science Applications
    Physical Science Research Practicum II (continued)
    Inquiry & Problem Solving
    Assessment & Evaluation
    Year 3
    (3 courses, 9 credits)
    Summer Session 2010
    Adolescent Psychology
    Physical Science Instrumentation Methodology
    Action Research

    2010-11 Academic Year
    Action Research (continued)

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