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Master of Education in Science Education

Program Details

Program participants can earn an M.Ed./Ed.S. through the College of Education. Massachusetts’ teachers can earn Professional Licensure through completion of the M.Ed. and/or by earning 12 credits beyond the master’s degree while enrolled in an Ed.S. program. The master’s degree is comprised of 33 credits and the Ed.S. requires 30 credits. In addition, development is underway to add a 15 credit graduate certificate.

Leads to Professional Licensure for Teachers in Massachusetts in the following areas:

  • Teachers of General Science: Grades 5-8
  • Teachers of Earth Science: Grades 5-8
  • Elementary Teachers: Grades 1-6
  • Teachers of General Science: Grades 1-6
  • Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities: PreK-8 

Requirements

A bachelors degree is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Restrictions

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama, Arkansas and Oregon.