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

Requirements and Curriculum

The Master of Natural Sciences Education requires completion of 30-31 credits. All courses are offered online and you have two different paths to choose from:

  • Coursework Option
  • Research Option

The option you choose will affect which classes and requirements you'll need to complete to earn your degree.

Coursework Option Requirements

The coursework option requires completion of 30 credits, including:

  • 9 credits of Education Courses
  • 18 credits of Natural Sciences Courses
  • 3 credits of Independent Study

NSCI 695 – Independent Study for MNSE (3 cr.)

Research Option Requirements

The research option requires completion of a 30 credits, including:

  • 9 credits of Education Courses
  • 15 credits of Natural Sciences Courses
  • 6 credits earned for a research project

NSCI 698 – Research Experience in Natural Sciences (6 cr.)

Curriculum

All science-related coursework is tailored for teachers and focuses on how you can incorporate lessons into your own classroom.

Education Courses (9 credits)

Develop a foundation in research, curriculum development, and policy. EDRM 602 and EDUC 660 are required for the M.N.S.E. degree. Students select either EDUC 619 or NSCI 612; students cannot receive credit for both courses for the M.N.S.E. degree.

Natural Science Courses (15-18 credits)

Expand your knowledge in a specific science discipline.

Visit the course descriptions page and the science lab kits page for expanded science course information.

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