M.Ed. Online

Science Education

University of Georgia

24 months
18522 USD/year
18522 USD/year
6534 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Offered online through the University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education's Department of Mathematics and Science Education, the Master of Education in Science Education focuses on teaching and learning in the natural sciences at the secondary level (Grades 6-12).


About this Degree

The Science Education program at the University of Georgia is designed for teachers professionally certified in a secondary science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth/Space Sciences, “Broad Field” Secondary Science) or in Middle Grades Education with a specialization in Science. Graduates qualify for a certification upgrade in Georgia and should also do so in most other states. All required coursework is available online to accommodate working professionals, and is taught by the internationally recognized faculty of UGA's award-winning College of Education. Nearly all M.Ed. students in Science Education pursue the degree on a part-time basis while maintaining a full-time teaching position, although those able to devote themselves to full-time study or to attend some face-to-face courses at UGA’s Athens or Gwinnett campuses may choose to do so.

Students and instructors address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by secondary science teachers today and emphasize an understanding of research-based practices that build on their applied professional expertise developed from classroom experience. Required Science Education courses develop the knowledge and skills necessary for critical consideration of the research literature, and special attention is paid to incorporating the integration of Crosscutting Concepts and of Scientific Practices with Disciplinary Core Ideas, as advocated in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Programme Structure

Required Core Courses in Science Education:
  • Teaching Strategies for Secondary Science 
  • Curriculum Planning in Science Education 
  • Research in Science Education 

Other Graduate-only Courses in Science Education :

  • Science, Technology, and Society (repeatable)
  • Special Focus: Socio-scientific Issues in Science Teaching 
  • Special Focus: STEM Integration in Science Teaching 
  • Environmental Science Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International 
  • Select campus - Online 
  • Select Intended Program - MED, Science Education (Math and Science Education)[MED_ESCI_ONL] 
  • Résumé or curriculum vita 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Transcripts 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Prospective candidates must:

  • Hold Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 2.6 or above on a 4-point scale
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from people who know you professionally or as a scholar
  • Develop a statement of purposes and goals that can reasonably be met by the degree program
  • Hold a T4 certification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37044 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    18522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37044 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13068 USD for the full programme during 24 months.


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