Nurture Their Curiosity. Advance Your Career as a Science Teacher.

As a science teacher, you play a key role in developing future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) leaders. You help fuel curious minds by teaching the skills needed to answer questions, investigate problems, and support ideas. Your role as a science teacher is important because scientific knowledge, combined with innovation and technology, is what drives our world forward.

Nova Southeastern University’s M.S. in Science Education is designed to help you develop your skills as a science teacher; pursue science education careers in administrative, corporate, and nonprofit sectors; and maximize your earnings. You’ll be prepared according to Next Generation Science Standards, as specified by the National Science Teachers Association. Gain additional knowledge in multiple science areas and skills, which will allow you to enhance your instruction of science to diverse learners. A master's degree in science education from NSU could be your next great solution. 


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NSU’s M.S. in Science Education program is 36 total credits to complete.

Delivery Options

Coursework for the Master of Science in Science Education is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

M.S. in Education - Science Education

Program Requirements (36 credits)
CUR 526
Educational Research for Practitioners (CUR 526 / Credits: 3 )
EDU 503
Classroom Management and Organization (EDU 503 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 523
Methods in Science Education (SCI 523 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 600
Foundations of Physical Science for Teachers (SCI 600 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 601
Inquiry-Based Space Science for Teachers (SCI 601 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 602
Teaching Comprehensive Ocean Science (SCI 602 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 603
Teaching Inquiry-Based Life Science (SCI 603 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 604
Teaching Chemistry: An Activity-Based Study of Matter and Energy (SCI 604 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 605
Interdisciplinary Earth Science for Teachers (SCI 605 / Credits: 3 )
SCI 699
Applied Professional Experience in Science Education (SCI 699 / Credits: 3 )
Elective Courses ( / Credits: 6 )
The applied professional experience is the capstone in the completion of this program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students' work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by a portfolio detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project. This course is one of the many practical applications included in the program.

Admission Requirements

Have the following items ready to submit with your online application:

  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all schools attended

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