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For more information contact: Dr. Sunyata Smith or Dr. Wesley Pitts

M.S.Ed. Program in Science Education

This program leads to a master's degree in Science Education. Upon completion of additional requirements, candidates will be eligible to receive New York State Initial Certification to teach one or more of the following sciences at the level of adolescent education (Grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, and physics.

To be eligible for the Science Education Master's Program, potential students must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Sequence 1: For candidates who have, or are eligible for, Initial Certification in subjects other than science and who seek certification as science teachers.
  • Sequence 2: For candidates who have completed at least 36 credits in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics, but who lack professional education coursework and who seek Initial Certification.
  • Sequence 3: For candidates who hold a valid Transitional B certificate in biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, or physics, Grades 7-12, from New York State.

Science Education admission requirements and curriculum for each sequence is distributed in four instructional modules. The sequences and courses can be found in the Graduate Bulletin links above.

Science Education Degree Requirements

Students must consult with an adviser in the Science Education Program before starting their master's program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their graduate program with an adviser in the Science Education Program.