What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours (4-5 semesters)

Where can I take classes?
Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

Science Education Online, M.Ed.

If you’re a teacher with a clear, renewable certificate in secondary science, our Science Education online M.Ed. will help you get to the next level.

The program provides you an opportunity to expand upon your knowledge of science content. This will help you in implementing a standards-based curriculum. When you’re proficient at that, your students will benefit and their performance will improve, as well as their knowledge of science.

This program will help you enhance your knowledge of learners from diverse backgrounds. You will also explore issues of equity in the science classroom.

There is so much of a need to help science teachers augment their scholarship in areas of research. And in that regard, you will get to engage in action research in your own classrooms as well as share such knowledge with peer teachers.

Science Education Online, M.Ed.

If you’re a teacher with a clear, renewable certificate in secondary science, our Science Education online M.Ed. will help you get to the next level.

The program provides you an opportunity to expand upon your knowledge of science content. This will help you in implementing a standards-based curriculum. When you’re proficient at that, your students will benefit and their performance will improve, as well as their knowledge of science.

This program will help you enhance your knowledge of learners from diverse backgrounds. You will also explore issues of equity in the science classroom.

There is so much of a need to help science teachers augment their scholarship in areas of research. And in that regard, you will get to engage in action research in your own classrooms as well as share such knowledge with peer teachers.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours (4-5 semesters)

Where can I take classes?
Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

Program Highlights

Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, a science field or a related field, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Seeking initial teaching certification in middle or secondary education
  • Desire to teach a science related course in an urban middle or high school

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Careers

Successful program graduates will be well prepared to work in the most prominent public, charter and private schools and school systems in the metro Atlanta region and beyond. Our graduates teach in middle and high schools in Georgia, including in city school systems of Atlanta and Decatur, as well as county schools in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton and local charter schools and private schools. Our graduates teach in schools in California, New York, Arizona and Ohio, as well as international schools. Holding a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees in education.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Science Education (online program), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Science Education in Georgia
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State University is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site.

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.

Field Placement Experience

Practicums (student teaching placement) take place at middle schools and high schools in metro Atlanta. You will gain classroom knowledge and skills. A mentor from the teaching staff at the practicum school assigned to you will help guide you. Faculty from the Department of Middle and Secondary Education will also supervise you.

Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness

As an initial teacher preparation program candidate, you’ll need to pass an assessment. This state-mandated teacher performance assessment is called edTPA. You’ll take this at the end of your program for certification in Georgia.

The assessment measures your ability to help all students learn. You will need to show knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Our candidates in secondary science all passed the most recent edTPA.

Secondary Science — 8/8

Program of Study

Master of Education in Science Education Online Program

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Teaching Field/Major (27)
Required (12):

  • EDSC 7550 Theory and Pedagogy in Science Instruction (3)
  • EDSC 8400 Strategies of Instruction in Science (3)
  • EDSC 8550 Trends and Issues in Teaching Science (3)
  • EDSC 8600 Science in the School Curriculum (3)

Required (15 hours):

  • BIOL 7440 Fundamentals of Evolution (3)
  • EDSC 8430 Nature of Science (3)
  • GEOS 6097 Topics in Geological Sciences (3)
  • PHYS 7110 Conceptual Physics I (3)
  • PHYS 7120 Conceptual Physics II (3)
  • With the consent of their advisor, students select from among 6000 – 8000 level courses with prefixes ASTR, BIOL, GEOL, GEOG, PHIL, PHYS, or NSCI, related to science in terms of its history, philosophy, conceptual underpinnings, applications and relationships to the secondary curriculum.

Students must complete a portfolio as an exit requirement.

Program total: minimum of 36 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school.  Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships, and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students.  We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships.  The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship, and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

Description

Pre-Service Certificate

To qualify for a Georgia educator initial teaching certification, there are conditions. We will prepare you to meet the following Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements:

Additional information

campus

Online

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Kadir Demir
kadir@gsu.edu
404-413-8410

Middle and Secondary Education
MiddleSecondaryEd@gsu.edu
404-413-8060

College of Education & Human Development
Middle and Secondary Education
College of Education & Human Development, 6th Floor
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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