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​MASTER OF ARTS IN Teaching EDUCATION (SECONDARY Earth Science)

A transcript evaluation is completed once official transcripts from all relevant degrees and coursework have been received by WGU. Please note that transcripts must be sent to WGU directly from the issuing institution to be considered official. WGU does not accept unofficial transcripts or perform unofficial evaluations. Transcripts must be received prior to your initial term start date.

WGU provides three pathways for entrance into our Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Pathway 1 is completion of a related degree and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Pathway 2 is completion of an unrelated degree with sufficient coursework in the content area of the intended area of licensure and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Pathway 3 is a GPA of 2.0-2.49, passing Basic Skill Exam scores, and a completion of a related degree OR completion of sufficient coursework in the content area of the intended area of licensure. The specific requirements for admission via each pathway into the Master of Arts in Teaching, Science Education (Secondary Earth Science) program are outlined below. The degree or coursework necessary to meet these requirements must be completed prior to admission.


PATHWAY 1 – Completion of related degree 

Science (Secondary Earth Science) UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE DEGREE COMPLETION  
AREACONTENT REQUIREMENT
Earth Science
Proof of completion of an UG or GR degree in Earth Science or related content area
 Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or state GPA requirement if higher) or competency-based equivalent

  

OR

PATHWAY 2 – Completion of unrelated degree with qualifying coursework

  • Must be college-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution in the United States as determined by the Department of Education.
  • A grade point of 2.0 (C) for each course submitted is required, in addition to meeting a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or state GPA requirement if higher).

Science (Secondary Earth Science) Content Requirements 

AREA

24 Hours Coursework required in Major area as defined below - (30 HOURS REQUIRED IN NEVADA)

Earth Science50% or more of course hours of Major level course work
Math1 or more courses in Precalculus or above
Additional Chemistry Related Studies ​ ​1 or more course(s) in Physics
1 or more course(s) in Chemistry
1 or more course(s) in Biology
 Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or state GPA requirements) or competency-based equivalent


OR

PATHWAY 3 – Passing scores on the WGU program required Basic Skills Exam

Earth Science (Secondary) BSE AND Related content degree completion OR completion of related coursework 

AREA

CONTENT REQUIREMENT

Earth Science
Passing scores on the WGU program required Basic Skills Exam

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or state GPA requirement if higher) or competency-based equivalent

Completion of content requirements of Pathway 1 OR Pathway 2


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