Master of Education in Science Education

University of Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
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Program Description

Offered online through the University of Georgia College of Education's Department of Mathematics and Science Education, the Master of Education in Science Education focuses on teaching and learning in the natural sciences at the secondary level (Grades 6-12). The program is designed for teachers professionally certified in a secondary science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth/Space Sciences, “Broad Field” Secondary Science) or in Middle Grades Education with a specialization in Science. Graduates qualify for a certification upgrade in Georgia and should also do so in most other states. All required coursework is available online to accommodate working professionals, and is taught by the internationally recognized faculty of UGA's award-winning College of Education. Nearly all M.Ed. students in Science Education pursue the degree on a part-time basis while maintaining a full-time teaching position, although those able to devote themselves to full-time study or to attend some face-to-face courses at UGA’s Athens or Gwinnett campuses may choose to do so.

Admissions Information

Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. All persons holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission.

Other requirements include:

Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 2.6 or above on 4-point scale

Provide three letters of recommendation from people who know you professionally or as scholar

Develop statement of purposes and goals that can reasonably be met by the degree program

Hold a T4 certification

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges