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Science Education

The M.S. in Education with a specialization in Science Education focuses on preparing educators regarding Next Generation Science Standards as specified by the National Science Teachers Association. This specialization provides educators with knowledge of multiple science areas and skills to instruct students in science through a variety of learning techniques. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education and strategies for teaching science.  

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing science teachers who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their expertise in their current field; OR
  • Individuals with bachelor's degrees in an education field who wish to obtain graduate degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in teaching science.
  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor's degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required).
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the M.S. and Ed.S. Program 0
CUR 0526 Educational Research for Practitioners 3
EDU 0503 Classroom Management and Organization 3
SCI 0523 Methods in Science Education 3
SCI 0600 Foundations of Physical Science for Teachers 3
SCI 0601 Inquiry-Based Space Science for Teachers 3
SCI 0602 Teaching Comprehensive Ocean Science 3
SCI 0603 Teaching Inquiry-Based Life Science 3
SCI 0604 Teaching Chemistry: An Activity-Based Study of Matter and Energy 3
SCI 0605 Interdisciplinary Earth Science for Teachers 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
Elective Select a Fischler College of Education master's level course 3
SCI 0699 Applied Professional Experience in Science Education 3


El programa prepara a los participantes para convertirse en líderes de la enseñanza en el campo de las ciencias en los diferentes niveles académicos. Estarán en condiciones de preparar evaluaciones, adaptar currículos, aplicar nuevos conceptos didácticos y utilizar los más modernos conceptos en la enseñanza de las ciencias. Las clases son impartidas en forma presencial y a través del internet.

Para más información o para comenzar su aplicación, contacte a:

Dra. Beatriz Diaz, Directora de ITEP
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University's Miami Campus
8501 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183
Teléfono: (305) 275-2638
Fax: (954) 262-2535

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Coursework for the master's in science education is available online and at many of the NSU Campuses. The master's in science education online delivery option allows international students and those who don’t live near our South Florida campuses to submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The site-based delivery option allows students to take classes in the evenings or on weekends in locations near their homes. The distance education option allows busy professionals the option to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

The applied professional experience is one of many practical applications included in the science education specialization. It is the final step in the completion of the 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.

Faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction are dedicated to preparing aspiring teachers and those seeking careers as professionals in education-related fields. Hailing from NSU and other major universities and institutions throughout the country and around the world, our faculty are highly respected professional practitioners and recognized scholars who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject area expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Furthermore, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Satisfactory completion of all required courses in the specialization;
  • Successful completion of the Applied Professional Experience, including the portfolio, demonstrating competence with the Educator Accomplished Practices;
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completed application for degree conferral.

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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