Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education in Middle/Secondary: Biology

The Master’s of Education in middle/secondary teaching is designed for individuals who hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) in biology and who wish to complete the education coursework to be recommended for initial licensure in secondary teaching Life Science. 

Upon completion of this program, you are eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Schools, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.


Degree Requirements (Minimum of 39 Credits)

Electives (15 Credits)

Students will take 15 credits of education electives after review of transcripts with Program Director.

Internship/Seminar (6 Credits)

Other Program Requirements

  • Meeting with the program director to register for courses
  • Adherence to all requirements in graduate program handbook
  • Comprehensive examination. In order to be recommended for licensure, students must earn a passing score on the licensure tests required by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
  • Students seeking teacher licensure must apply to the Professional Educator Program (PEPP) after successfully completing 12 credits, receiving positive reports from a cooperating practitioner and university professor, maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and successful completion of the Praxis Core Academic Skills tests.