Natural Sciences Education Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.)

CSU's online master's in science education helps you improve your knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, and develop creative teaching strategies to be a more effective science educator.

Earn your master's in science education with CSU

Educational background and coursework beyond an undergraduate degree are important factors for school districts when they consider which teachers to retain, promote, and offer a pay increase. Enhance your professional credentials and expertise by earning your master’s in a program created specifically for current and aspiring natural science teachers.

Take the next step in your career

This Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) is a good fit for you if you are:

  • A current science teacher interested in learning new pedagogical techniques, or gaining the flexibility to teach other natural science disciplines.
  • A current non-science teacher with a natural science undergraduate degree — or related degree (computer science, agriculture, and engineering) and a strong science background — who would like to become a science teacher.
  • An individual with a strong science background and experience in educational settings who would like to learn how to become a science teacher and separately pursue a teaching certification.

Strengthen both your science and teaching expertise

This master's in science education helps you refresh and expand your knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. Through the use of science lab kits created specifically for individual courses within the program, you get hands-on experience with experiments and projects that you can bring into your own classroom.

Additionally, gain tools to improve learning and engagement in the classroom by immersing yourself in coursework related to curriculum development, instructional theory, and pedagogy. Advance your instructional skills with courses that explore classroom management, presentation skills, communication, and discipline.

Make headway on licensure requirements

Courses within the Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) apply toward certification, licensure, and/or endorsements necessary to teach within every state in the United States. Review the certification requirements to teach secondary sciences in your state. Courses are also applicable to international opportunities, in countries that require certification.

Benefit from CSU's strong STEM reputation

Colorado State University graduates more individuals in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) than any other Colorado campus, and prepares more STEM teachers than any other university in the state.

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