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Master of Natural Sciences Education

Program Details

The online Master of Natural Sciences Education program increases science knowledge and competency in teaching science at the middle or high school level.  The curriculum combines science and education with research experiences to expand students’ knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science for use in middle and high school classrooms while also advancing instructional skills with coursework exploring classroom management, presentation skills, communication, and discipline.  Coursework also enhances research skills and understanding of the methodology scientists use and utilizes custom Science Lab Kits which are hands-on teaching tools and lesson enhancements that can be brought into the classroom immediately.

Requirements

This degree program requires 30-31 credits for completion.

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or science-related discipline from a regionally-accredited institution
  • A 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework (exceptions may be made for students who are applying through Track II Admission)
  • Be a practicing instructor and/or licensed educator
  • Applicants with strong science backgrounds and a desire to become educators are considered for admission on a provisional basis (note: this program does not provide a teaching license)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or vita
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended

Accreditation & Licensing

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