The M.S. program in Science Education prepares graduates to rise to the challenge of helping students learn the processes, skills and body of scientific knowledge necessary to excel in the increasingly technological world.
This program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership provides deep exploration into scientific theory and practice, content instruction, culturally relevant pedagogy, integration of media and technology in the classroom, and standards-based assessments. Our focus is on inquiry-based methods of science education, promoting both practical and conceptual understanding necessary for lifelong learning and active engagement in a world where science and technology play a pivotal role. This program meets the academic requirements for initial and professional New York State teacher certification in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics (grades 7-12).
Graduates of this program have a strong foundation of science knowledge, cutting-edge science and research practices, and instructional best practices. Our graduates are in K-12 school, community, and other settings including:
Interested students with existing initial certification in a science content area (Grades 7-12) should consider our M.S. program in Teaching and Curriculum.