About

The Master of Natural Sciences Education at Colorado State University is also an degree program designed for:

  • Current science teachers who want the flexibility to teach other natural science disciplines by solidifying their knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science
  • Current non-science teachers with a natural science undergraduate degree who would like to pursue science teaching positions
  • Current non-science teachers with a related undergraduate degree (computer science, agriculture, engineering) and a strong science background who would like to pursue science teaching positions
  • Individuals with strong science backgrounds and past or current experience in educational settings who would like to earn a master's degree in science education and separately pursue a teaching certification

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics for Educators: Optics
  • Physics for Educators: Mechanics
  • Chemistry for Science Educators
  • Spectroscopy for Science Educators
  • Energetics for Science Educators
  • Pollution and Environmental Biology for Educators
  • Evolutionary Biology for Educators

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Applicants to Plan C master’s programs should consult department requirements for submission of standardized test scores.
  • An official transcript of all collegiate work completed along with a certified translation into English.
  • Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic.  
  • Certified proof of financial support – Graduate Student Certification for Issuance of Immigration Document (GS3F form) and supporting financial documents.
  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1391 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1391 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    567 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 567 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Institutional scholarships are funded by CSU and are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, or outstanding talent. Requirements vary by scholarship. 

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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