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

CSU's online master's in science education degree 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 online

Educational background and coursework beyond an undergraduate degree are both important factors for school districts when they consider which teachers to retain, promote, and offer a pay increase. School districts may also evaluate teachers’ academic backgrounds when choosing new department heads. Start enhancing your professional credentials and expertise by earning your master’s degree in a program created specifically for current and aspiring natural science teachers.

Take the next step in your career with a science education degree

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.
  • An individual with a strong science background and experience in educational settings who is interested in teaching natural science 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, you will gain tools to improve student learning and engagement by immersing yourself in coursework related to curriculum development, instructional theory, and pedagogy. Start advancing your instructional skills with courses that explore classroom management, presentation skills, communication, and discipline.

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.

What Next?

  • You may pursue a Coursework Option or Research Option within the degree.

    • The Coursework Option does not require a research project, and instead includes additional coursework expectations.
    • The Research Option requires a research project.
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