Science Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Science Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Degree


The Ed.M in Science Education offers tracks in physical science, biological science, and general science. The program is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree and have a background in teaching and/or in physical science, biological science, or general science. Middle school teachers with a sufficient science background can apply to the program, too.

This program has three major goals:

  • to help students learn pedagogical content knowledge of physical science or biological science, i.e., content-specific teaching methods in these disciplines;
  • to provide students with a grounding in the historical and philosophical contexts of the discipline that they are teaching, i.e., history and philosophy of physical science or life science; and
  • to provide students with research experiences in physical science or life science. This will help them better understand how scientists work and how discipline-specific knowledge develops.


Applications can be completed online. Applications are due by February 1 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission.

Program Requirements. This program requires students to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Physical science track: certification in physical science/general science with a strong background and interest in physics/chemistry and relevant teaching experience.
  • Biological science track: certification in biological science/general science with a strong background and interest in biology and relevant teaching experience.
  • General science track: certification in general science with a strong background in one of the sciences.

Program Requirements

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Eugenia Etkina.