M.S. in Science Education

Advances in science and technology have revolutionized the way we live. Science teachers from Syracuse University rise to the challenge of helping students learn the processes, skills and body of scientific knowledge necessary to excel in our technological world. Our students are prepared to bring the most recent scientific developments to the classroom, working closely with our faculty to build on the knowledge, skills and values they need to become leading educators. We subscribe to the National Science Foundation standards of science learning as an active process, that reflects the intellectual and cultural traditions that characterize contemporary science practice,

The M.S. in Science Education leads to New York State teacher certification grades 7-12. Our certification programs combine multiple diverse field experiences with campus-based coursework, emphasizing theoretical and practical knowledge in research-based science teaching and learning in four subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics

Why Science Education at Syracuse?

  • You will take classes with tenured and tenure-track faculty who are deeply interested in educational theory and research in the field of science education.
  • Our program has strong collaborative ties with faculty in science departments. You will continue to develop your content knowledge and inquiry skills through a mentored science research experience and coursework in the nature of science.
  • A coordinated series of methods courses will prepare you to effectively teach science to adolescent learners and to engage communities.
  • Small student cohorts mean you get to know teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • Each term—summer, fall, and spring—center on intensive field placements to provide rich teaching experiences with youth from diverse backgrounds.

Program Contact

Sharon Dotger, Program Coordinator
sdotger@syr.edu
315-443-9138

Michelle Mondo
mrmondo@syr.edu
315-443-2685

Ready to apply?

Syracuse University Graduate School Application