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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
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


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.

Professional Licensure Disclosure/Notification Statement

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Degree Title







Master of Science



Specialization: Science Education








All states and U.S. territories

Please be advised that in accordance with state and federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is required to provide the following information to prospective students considering enrollment in a degree program that customarily leads to professional licensure, as well as current students enrolled in these programs. 

*PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE STATEMENT:  At this time, we have not made a determination as to whether the Master of Science degree in Science Education meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories outside of Florida. Thus, while completion of your NSU program of study may assist in preparing you for your future professional endeavors, we currently have not made a determination as to whether the program leads to professional licensure in the states or territories other than Florida. 

The licensing boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Florida, or are enrolled in an online program and are physically located in a state other than Florida, need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

We encourage you to contact your applicable state licensing authority to familiarize yourself with the specific professional licensure requirements of your state. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department of Education Agencies webpage at

If you have trouble obtaining the information you need, or if you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Carbone at for assistance.

Updated as of 5/29/20

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