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Natural Sciences Education

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28424 USD/year
13156 USD/year
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The Master of Natural Sciences Education at Colorado State University helps you improve your knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, and develop creative teaching strategies to be a more effective science educator.

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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 the  Natural Sciences Education degree created by Colorado State University  specifically for current and aspiring natural science teachers.

ake 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.

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.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Action Research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Advanced Methods-Science and Math Instruction
  • Myth Busters: Science/Controversy/Evaluation
  • Chemistry for Science Educators
  • Spectroscopy for Science Educators
  • Energetics for Science Educators
  • Pollution and Environmental Biology for Educators

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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in a science or science-related discipline from a regionally accredited institution
  • A 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework (exceptions may be made for students who are applying through Track II Admission)
  • Be a practicing instructor and/or licensed educator
  • Applicants with strong science backgrounds and a desire to become educators are considered for admission on a provisional basis. (Note: The M.N.S.E. program does not provide a teaching license.)
  • GRE test scores are not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28424 USD/year
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  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13156 USD per year and a duration of  .


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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