M.Ed. in Science in Education (1-8) 33 credits
Bridging Research and Practice
This program of study has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6) or Middle School General Science (5-8) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The online Science in Education program, which is aligned with national and state science education standards, is designed for classroom teachers and curriculum specialists responsible for elementary and/or middle school science education. This program focuses on the integration of STEM content areas, infuses local environmental issues as an authentic learning context, and mentors teachers in how educational research is translated into classroom practice. The program encourages Master's degree candidates to take a hands-on approach to teaching science and engineering through inquiry-based pedagogy, within the context of our local communities, integrated into daily practices. Students in the program are required to take five science content courses, four pedagogy courses, and two elective courses.
For Washington Students: Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Massachusetts. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to Professional Educator Standards Board-Washington for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.
- For Professional Teacher License in Elementary (1-6): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6)
- For Professional Teacher License in Middle School General Science (5-8): Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Middle School General Science (5-8)
- For non-licensure: a signed non-licensure agreement
Program of Study
Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.
Required Courses (27 credits):
EEDUC 7122: capstone course, taken as last course in the program
Electives (6 credits):
Select two of the following 3-credit courses: