M.S. in Science Education (MSSE)

Program Description

Science Education is an exciting field of study in which teachers extend their science content knowledge as well as their pedagogical knowledge to help enrich their own teaching and studentsí learning. In our 30-credit hour graduate-level program, teachers have many opportunities to engage in hands-on inquiry-based science investigations, to participate in field trips, to solve problems in their own classrooms using action research, and to develop as leaders within their own schools.

The program is designed for teaching professionals who possess either an elementary or secondary teaching certificate with a science endorsement. The MSSE courses are taught by faculty in both CEHHS and CASL who participate in the Inquiry Institute. To accommodate the different science content background of teachers, this degree program has two tracks: one for K-8 teachers with 24 or fewer credits in science (Track I) and one for 6-12 teachers with B.S. or B.A. degrees in a science discipline (Track II). Courses are primarily offered during the late afternoon/evening and in the summer to accommodate the working professional who is employed full-time.

Admission Requirements

Students must submit the follow items with their application.

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.  The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid state of Michigan teaching certificate if seeking a science endorsement


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