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Science Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
Boston University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Science Education prepares students for their initial teacher licensure in the State of Massachusetts and further strengthens each student’s chosen subject matter field. 


The degree not only leads to initial teacher licensure, but also fulfills the course subject matter knowledge requirement necessary for professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

The program is designed to prepare effective science educators through coursework and field-based experiences that are consistent with our mission to graduate effective and confident science educators. We emphasize teaching linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse  learners. Our faculty guide students to develop and practice techniques that will engage their students in the learning process, allowing young learners to experience science actively, and develop reflective practices that inspire scientific thinking and ways of knowing.

Our program works closely in collaboration with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to provide students with a curriculum that addresses professional education, content fields, and authentic field experiences in the classroom. Our work across departments has resulted in the 5+ Club award from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a joint project of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Professional Teaching Seminar: Analyzing Foundations of Teaching 
  • Introduction to Adolescent Development 
  • Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Classroom and Behavior Management 
  • Teaching English Learners in the Middle/High School 
  • Introduction to Science Education Theory and Practice 
  • Science Teaching Methods 
  • Science Methods II: Teaching in the Science Disciplines n 

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 11 months
                  • Credits
                    44 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  General Requirements

                  • Online Application
                  • Transcripts from all universities attended
                  • Two letters of recommendation
                  • Official standardized test score reports
                  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
                  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
                  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
                  • Analytical Essay (EdD and PhD applicants only)
                  • Non-refundable application fee
                  • We require official TOEFL or IELTS test score reports

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    52816 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
                  • National

                    52816 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
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                  Living costs for Boston

                  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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