Master of Arts Science Education (5-9)
Our online master’s in science education will help you reach the next level of your profession. The M.A. in Science Education (5-9) prepares you to teach middle school general science. You will become a highly qualified middle school science teacher with the science knowledge and teaching skills to mold the minds of the next generation.
The M.A. in Science Education program prepares a student to receive a Middle School Science, 6-8 certification in the state of Tennessee. Click here for additional details about Tennessee licensure requirements.
Who the Program is For:
- Licensed teachers with a bachelor’s degree who wish to earn middle-level certification in general science as well as a master’s degree.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our science education program with significant input from experts and educational leaders who serve on our Education Program Council. This online master's degree program in science education requires the completion of coursework to ensure you have the essential skills and knowledge to teach middle school general science, as well as completion of a teacher performance assessment. The program requires a total of 31 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. The M.A. in Science is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
General Science Content
Introduction to Biology
Home Science Lab
This program also includes a home science lab. The self-contained laboratory kit includes the lab manual, science equipment, specimens, supplies, and chemicals necessary to complete college lab experiments at home.
Teacher Performance Assessment
This master's degree program culminates with a Teacher Performance Assessment, which contains a comprehensive, original, research-based curriculum unit designed to meet an identified educational need. It provides direct evidence of the student's ability to design and implement a multi-week, standards-based unit of instruction, assess student learning, and then reflect on the learning process.