General Science (1-6), M.Ed. | Cambridge College | Boston, United States
12 months
591 USD/credit 17730 USD/year
591 USD/credit 17730 USD/year
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The General Science (1-6) program at Cambridge College prepares you to teach effective, hands-on, inquiry-based science education to elementary school students. The curriculum is firmly rooted in the Massachusetts science education model with a balance of earth, life, physical, and engineering sciences.


This General Science (1-6) program from Cambridge College offers the option to earn your general science teaching licensure (grades 1-6) in Massachusetts. A non-licensure option is also available. Please note that, at Cambridge College locations outside of Massachusetts, this program is currently non-licensure only.

Prepare for rewarding careers teaching science to students in grades 1-6. The master’s degree in general science offers a flexible, affordable graduate program option that fits your life.

  • Career-focused learning. The general science degree focuses on how to integrate the eight practices of science with the subject matter knowledge content standards in PK-8 general science.
  • Hands-on training. Licensure students will complete a general science practicum (and supporting practicum seminar) that provides real-world classroom experience with the guidance of an experienced science teacher.
  • Flexible course schedules. Combining face-to-face and online course options, this program offers flexible options designed to fit the needs of working professionals.
  • Affordable education. Cambridge College is one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States, giving you exceptional value for your education.
  • Convenient location. Save time and money on your commute. All Cambridge College classrooms are located close to major highways and public transportation and/or offer free parking for students throughout the year.

General Science Degree Jobs

There is a growing demand for qualified science teachers. This degree will provide the specific training and licensure for teaching science in Massachusetts, in addition to preparing you for a variety of other science teacher jobs:

  • Elementary science specialist (PreK-5)
  • Middle school general science teacher (5-8)
  • Science museum educator
  • Nature center guide
  • Aquarium and zoo educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Attaining Science Literacy
  • Teaching Science & Technology in Early Childhood & Elementary Curr.
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Physical Science
  • Teaching Engineering and Technology
  • Logistics of Teaching Science
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Life Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

A completed application must be received within enough time for students to receive the i20 and arrive in the U.S. prior to the term start-date.


30 SCH

Credits for Licensure: 32-35



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript
  • Earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA required.
  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement - Write a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study and for educator licensure.
  • Two Professional Recommendations
  • MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) website.
  • Required for entry:
  • Initial or professional license in Massachusetts. See also program-specific requirements.
  • Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID  (MEPID number).
  • MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information
  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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