symbol of a computer mouse Online M.Ed. Science Education

The M.Ed. major in Science Education Online Program is designed for teachers who already hold a clear, renewable certificate in science at the secondary level. This program will provide students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of science content which will aid them in implementing a standards based curriculum.

If teachers become proficient in their implementation of a standards based curriculum then ultimately student performance will improve as well as their knowledge of science. In addition to strengthening their knowledge base, the M.Ed. Science Education (GOML) will enhance the teaching dispositions of the participants which will provide them opportunities to deepen their understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds and to explore issues of equity in the science classroom.

A need exists for science teachers to expand their knowledge of research; therefore, program participants will be expected to engage in action research in the context of their own classrooms in order to inform instruction, and to share the knowledge gained in a professional community of teachers. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage teachers in advanced courses that will strengthen their scientific content and broaden their pedagogical practices.

In general, the program of study is framed by the principles and standards of the Next Generation Science Standards and the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Course description and classes

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Program Contact

Dr. Ollie Manley

Graduate Admissions Information

For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall – August 1
  • Spring – December 1
  • Summer – May 1