Program Overview

Bowling Green State University offers the Master of Arts in Teaching Biology. The goal of this program is to provide conceptual and pedagogical knowledge in math and science for in-service middle school teachers who have a limited background in these areas. Students will learn how to enhance the concepts of science and mathematics as problem solving tools through an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on environmental sustainability and the nature of science. This program is for in-service teachers of grades 4-9.

Some features include innovative interdisciplinary approach to providing quality instruction for classroom teachers, improved accessibility for classroom teachers (e.g. some online courses and evening scheduling), and increased opportunities for collaboration and communication among teachers who teach at schools that are widely separated geographically.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Two Official transcripts
    • GRE or Praxis II Scores
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Teacher Educator Dispositions Form

    School Overview

    Bowling Green State University was originally founded in 1910 as a teacher-training institution. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1917. After establishing a name for themselves, Bowling Green attained full university status in 1947 and they formed their Graduate School later that year. Bowling Green State University is a four-year public university, focused on providing experiences that enhance their students’ lives.

    Undergraduates at Bowling Green can choose from more than 200 programs, and master’s students can choose from about 50 graduate programs. Bowling Green State University understands the demands on their students’ schedules, which is why they offer over 25 distance learning and online programs for bachelor’s degrees, master's degrees, certificates, and endorsements. Through their strong focus on producing successful and capable students, Bowling Green State University has been nationally recognized for First Year Success for their entering students. They also had their online master's degree in education program named as one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.


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