The Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) is an online degree program designed for:

  • Current science teachers hoping to learn new pedagogical techniques that contribute to student learning and engagement
  • Current science teachers who want the flexibility to teach other natural science disciplines by solidifying their knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science
  • Current non-science teachers with a natural science undergraduate degree who would like to pursue science teaching positions
  • Current non-science teachers with a related undergraduate degree (computer science, agriculture, engineering) and a strong science background who would like to pursue science teaching positions
  • Individuals with strong science backgrounds and past or current experience in educational settings who would like to earn a master's degree in science education and separately pursue a teaching certification

Effective Fall 2018

OPTION 1:
Education Courses
EDRM 602Action Research3
EDUC 619Curriculum Development3
or NSCI 612 Myth Busters – Science/Controversy/Evaluation
EDUC 660Advanced Methods-Science and Math Instruction3
Natural Science Courses
Select at least 18 credits from the following:18-19
Physics for Educators: Optics
Physics for Educators: Mechanics
Chemistry for Science Educators
Spectroscopy for Science Educators
Energetics for Science Educators
Pollution and Environmental Biology for Educators
Evolutionary Biology for Educators
Earth Sciences for Educators
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
Independent Study
NSCI 695Independent Study for the MNSE 13
Program Total Credits:30-31
OPTION 2:
Education Courses
EDRM 602Action Research3
EDUC 619Curriculum Development3
or NSCI 612 Myth Busters – Science/Controversy/Evaluation
EDUC 660Advanced Methods-Science and Math Instruction3
Natural Science Courses
Select at least 15 credits from the following:15-16
Physics for Educators: Optics
Physics for Educators: Mechanics
Chemistry for Science Educators
Spectroscopy for Science Educators
Energetics for Science Educators
Pollution and Environmental Biology for Educators
Evolutionary Biology for Educators
Earth Sciences for Educators
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
Research
NSCI 698Research Experience in Natural Sciences 26
Program Total Credits:30-31