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Master of Education - Science Education

Program Details

The Master of Education in Science Education may interest individuals with a science, engineering or related background. This program focuses on preparing individuals for teaching positions in a broad science field or a specialty area. Students should be confident to teach in a variety of specialty areas including: biology, chemistry, earth or space science and physics.

With a Master of Education degree, students should be eligible to teach in grades 6 through 12. The curriculum requires students to complete 45-credit hours of professional studies, teaching field, internship and advanced studies courses. The coursework is strictly sequenced and individuals who do not follow the sequence may be withdrawn from the program.

With the assistance of an advisory committee, students will be able to select advanced studies courses. These courses are numbered 6000 or higher and should prepare students to develop an understanding of the philosophy, history, concepts and applications of science education.

The program has three practicum opportunities for students, which should allow them to apply skills from the classroom into an education setting. A variety of coursework will be covered such as Principles of Science Instruction, The Psychology of Learning and Learners and Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments.

This program has an extensive list of eligibility requirements that all students should review prior to applying. Graduates from this program must satisfy all requirements including the exit requirements. Exit requirements consist of completing all courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, passing all internship experiences with a “B” or higher and a successful portfolio presentation.


Students should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, a science field or a related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of a major in a science area must be part of prior coursework. Two letters of recommendations – one from an academic or professional letter, one from someone who can evaluate the individual’s personal qualifications, experience and background and the potential to work with adolescents or one from a current work supervisor. Documentation of previous work experience is also required.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges