The MA in Science Education is a research degree designed for experienced educators who wish to explore and improve science teaching and learning. The field of science education is broad and includes STEM and environmental education in PreK-12 classrooms, higher education, and adult education.
Focus areas of research include:
Priority deadline: December 1
Admissions decisions: January
We have several funding options to support students full-time through program completion. In addition, working professionals can take this program part-time. Please consult an advisor for details.
See detailed admissions, tuition and funding information on the MA and PhD admissions page.
To view the core curriculum and electives visit the the MA in Science Education in the course catalog. Look under subplan “Science Education.”
Two curriculum options are available for MA students. You can choose either a thesis (Plan A) or final paper (Plan B) to complete your degree.
As part of your degree program, you can choose to write a dissertation.
Examples of past MA student dissertations:
You can engage in research that advances the field of science education and ties into your specific area of interest. Faculty work closely with you to achieve your research and educational goals and improve educational opportunities for students. Learn more about the student research experience in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Graduates of the MA in Mathematics Education have assumed positions as university faculty, instructional leaders in the public schools, curriculum development specialists, and assessment specialists. Many go on to earn their PhD in STEM education [link] to PhD in STEM ed page.