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Science Education

Expose new thinkers to the world around them with an M.S. in Science Education, and fuel tomorrow’s next great discovery. This specialization provides you with knowledge of multiple scientific areas and skills to instruct students in science through a variety of learning techniques.

Like any great scientific theory, your course content will be research-based. NSU will add momentum to your career as an educator, focusing on Next Generation Science Standards as specified by the National Science Teachers Association.

Delivery Options

Coursework for this program is delivered entirely online. 

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

TOTAL CREDITS: 36

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.

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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